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Hmm ... Interesting 4 36.36%
Probably 1 9.09%
No don't tell us, i want surprise 2 18.18%
I hope so 4 36.36%

I'd be fine if they just manage to not make a 2D UI stutter on their multi TFLOPS console.

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It sounds... better, but I'm still not happy with what I'm seeing. I may be a minority, but I hated the PS4 UI. It's in desperate need of a complete overhaul. XMB was nice on the PSP ~15 years ago, but they should have ditched that skeleton years ago. It's just a hassle to navigate.

Having just borrowed a PS4 to play Persona 5 Royal, I gotta say, I'd be down for a dramatic improvement in the UI department. The PS4's OS is so incredibly confusing and clunky (and occasionally very slow to get anything done), it's downright frustrating at times. Maybe I'm too spoiled with the Switch's snappy and straight-to-the-point OS, but I would hope that becomes the new base standard consoles should aim for.

It's acceptable for a home console interface to be a bit slower than something like the Switch, since it's a home console after all, but the PS4 falls quite a bit below what I'd consider acceptable. I mean, everytime I turn it back on from sleep mode, I'm automatically reset to the main user (spoiler: not mine) and have to manually change the user every single time even though I have the game open. (????) That's already bad enough, only made even worse by the fact that the change user option is in the POWER options tab... like, really?

There were also a few things I tried doing that took obscenely long... like, when I tried creating a new account, I had to wait for 5 minutes at some random "please wait" screen, before reading some contract bullshit, and at the end I still got an error that forced me to create my account with an alternate ID. And no, the internet connection wasn't bad, not even close.

I was considering getting either a PS5 or used PS4 in the mid-term future, now the PS4 option is mostly discarded. That said, I'm not sure I can expect much better things from the next one.

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Good. I loved the XMB evolution from PSX->PSP->PS3->PS4. While the PS4 is by far the smoothest, it's starting to be a bit slow after I fill up the console with games/apps. I hope it will be blazing fast and easy to use on the PS5

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I don't have issues with the UI and could even go for an even simpler or barebones.
My problem is with the freezing and lags on the UI of the PS4, mainly on the store and searching games on the library to redownload.

One thing that I remembered was promissed on PS4 was that the console would monitor our habits, twitch, etc and preload games on the console that you would be able to play the demo and if liking just hit the buy button and it would be ready to full play. The most that we got from that was "suggestions" on the PS store.

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I was thinking this entire my PS4 was dying because of how laggy the dash is (even crashing). Looks like everybody has that issue.

Xxain said:
I was thinking this entire my PS4 was dying because of how laggy the dash is (even crashing). Looks like everybody has that issue.

Running a 5 year old PS4 and quite the opposite for me. Only when going to the quick menu does it seem to sometimes have issues.

vivster said:
I'd be fine if they just manage to not make a 2D UI stutter on their multi TFLOPS console.

The UI should be GPU accelerated, it sure is on the Xbox and Switch.

However the consoles need to load UI elements and datasets from mechanical storage... And that my dear watson is the weakest link with the 8th gen hardware.

Any PC gamer that has moved from a mechanical hard drive to a solid state drive will be able to back that up, the difference is night and day using Windows.

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I'm expecting major improvements. The PS3 OS was leaps and bounds ahead of the PS4 OS. Much more accessible, faster, and more feature rich. The only thing missing was enough RAM to allow it full functionallity while Games/Apps ran in the background. On top of that, we continued to get User Facing OS updates regularly, even after the PS4 launch, and we didn't even have to pay for PS+.

With PS4, the system launched missing most of the features of the PS3 OS. Over time we saw a return of some features, but when they arrived, they were not as gracefully integrated as they were on PS3. To top that off, we now have to Pay for PS+ for Online Services, yet we have not had any User Facing Improvemnets to the OS/UI to enhance the PSN experience in nearly 4 years.

That said, I am hoping that Sony's OS team has been full force behind the PS5 OS during this time. If they have spent the majority of the last 4 years developing a master class OS/UI for the PS5, then I will not feel like my PS+ money went to waste.

Things I am Hoping For:

-Dramatic reduction in Blue Screen's
-The Store and Internet Browser not running out of available System Memory
-System Stability that Actually makes the system more stable

Now the Features:

-Ability to message people from the Quick Menu without being pulled from the current App
-Ability to fully access Music from the Quick Menu
-Photos, Music, and Video sections like on PS3, Content directly available on the Home Page and Note Behind another App
-Ability to Download Photos, Music, and Movies from PS Store, Amazon Music, Digital Foundry, etc.
-System Wide Voice operation (Call up Youtube Videos, Songs from Spotify/Amazon Music, Search Google/Bing, Message Friends, and More)
-Facial Recognition with PS5 HD Camera for Universal Login across System, Apps, Banking, etc., like on Smart Phones
-Trophy Tracking, Play Time Tracking, More Trophy Data, Better Friend Comparison Data
-Cloud Saves that function as seamlessly as what Microsoft is offering.
-Support for the Track Pad and Universal Mouse/Keyboard Support
-More Accessable and Deeper Share Features (Video Recording, Video Editing, Image Editing, Gif Maker, Streaming Features)
-Ability to Swap between open apps (Pehapps a Quick Double tap of the PS Button brings up open apps similar to PS Vita, iOS, and Android)

That's a good start. I am sure there are some things I am fogretting.

At the end of the day, I want the PS5 to offer the Fastest, Most Accessible, and Feature Rich UI of any PlayStation to Date.

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