PlayStation VP Shines Light on the PlayStation 5’s User Interface Future Special Editions

by | Jun 15, 2020

Matt McLaurin, PlayStation’s VP of User Experience, spent some time on LinkedIn to answer some fan questions about the PS5. The idea behind the social Q&A was to discuss the PS5’s design, so we didn’t learn anything in terms of pricing, but we have learned that the PS5’s future is bright.

PS5 Special Editions and Potential Customization

When Sony finally revealed the PlayStation 5, the general consensus is that it looks downright amazing. While the Xbox Series X is rectangular and fairly bland, the PS5 features a subtle V shape with sharp edges and a two-tone design with sexy blue backlight ing. The PS5 will, without a doubt, look amazing in my entertainment system as I’m sure it will in yours too. But, that’s now all that’s written in the cards. Sony is planning to release a number of special edition and customized models.

“You can count on even more beautiful (and hopefully radical) special editions. Customization with special editions will be beyond anything seen before.”

Now, that doesn’t exactly say that you’ll be able to customize the PS5 yourself, but Sony didn’t take all the extra time in development to let us down. If you look at the design, it’s quite possible that those exterior panels are interchangeable. Or, at the very least, easy to complement with skins or other snap-on cases.

The PS5 Has An All-New User Interface

The PlayStation 4’s user interface is okay, but it’s not perfect. For the PS5, Sony has pulled out all the stops and created an all-new user interface. According to McLaurin, the PS5’s UI is “a whole new visual language and a complete rearchitecting of the user interface.” That means that the PS5 won’t only look different on the outside, but on your screen as well. We’ve actually seen a brief glimpse of the interface during the PS5 event (shown above on the far left), but there wasn’t a whole lot to see outside of some font and the PS5 button logo. Fortuantely, we’ll be seeing more of the PS5’s UI soon, so we’ll get a look at what the next-gen interface looks like too.

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Jerry Martin is an avid gamer and prefers to spend his time playing first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo. His all-time favorite game is Modern Warfare 2, but Assassin’s creed 3 comes in a close second, and he’s a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series. He is a co-founder of and spends as much time coding as he does shooting people online. Jerry prefers playing on his PC, but also owns an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as he takes pride in being a non-discriminate gamer.