Forums - Sony Discussion - First Look At The PS5's UI!

Runa216 said:
FloatingWaffles said:

the PS Store no longer being an app and being just a part of the UI is the best change imo, thank god because the PS Store on PS4 is ass and is so fucking slow

You sure about that? I never had any issues with it. PS3? For sure. The PS3's store was trash, but the PS4's was speedy and zippy for me. Might have taken a couple seconds to boot, but after that, no problems. 

It's certainly better than on PS3 but I agree with Waffle that on PS4 it's still too sluggish to load pages and pictures and it tends to crash/reboot whenever you've been browsing for too long.



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Good the store blue screening was pissing me off



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Replicant said:
hinch said:

Glad they're sticking with XMB, it works well. I like the new cards feature and the way you can jump back in to a particular part of a game if you're missing a trophy or want to replay a particular section of a game. The jumping into a friends game straight from the card looks really straight forward now. Bit Steam-like, no messing around with menus and the sharing to party is a bit reminds me of Discord sharing. Lots of modern features we take advantage on PC now on consoles. Can't complain about that. The tips and hints and PIP modes are pretty cool too.

And the speed in the UI browsing is indefinitely faster and smoother than PS4. Which is what I wanted to see.

Bold: I like that as well. Also, I hope to be able to just jump right into e.g. mp matchmaking instead of booting a game to main menu.

I didn't think about that. Like if a game had cards to game modes that took you straight into that particular lobby, that would be sweet.



Snappy UI. I like the screensharing too.

I could see it being useful in a faux-couch split screen multiplayer from time to time.



Leynos said:
Neat. A lot of stuff but I won't use any of it. Funny now how Sony and Nintendo have such similar UIs.

Seems as though they've also adopted that snap feature Xbox used to have but left on the side of the road during the TV,TV,TV era. Sony picked it up and actually put games in it.

Hopefully MS brings it back. Looks cool if not very functional most of the time.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Here's what I wanna know...

Can I remove programs that I don't use from my home screen? Are streaming programs like Netflix, and Crunchyroll going to get their own space on the home screen? Or will they still be buried in the "T.V. App". Will advertised games still automatically download, and place themselves on my homescreen, without my permission?

Look at the homescreen, on the top there is media, thats where all the other apps are going to be



hinch said:

I didn't think about that. Like if a game had cards to game modes that took you straight into that particular lobby, that would be sweet.

Exactly. Currently, it takes forever to start a match in TLOU Factions for instance because you have to boot the game to main menu, choose Multiplayer, wait while it's connecting to servers, choose which mode to play, then enter lobby and start matchmaking.

The cards in control center could potentially eliminate all that.



The Activities are also very interesting, because now if I need a particular item to drop from a specific enemy, I may no longer have to travel to that dungeon and find the enemy.
The card can just drop me into the correct floor of the dungeon right away and I can start farming the item.



Sony's approach is getting really freaking annoying drip-feeding of content. Obviously, they have a Nice UI and are doing something good. The way they keep hiding and barely showing anything is worrisome. Notice, how they avoid showing any load time in today's demo.

Nice take away from the demo: they seem to have a quick resume system, like the picture in picture, and being able to see what your friend is doing, the UI was very clean and seem snappy. Not really a fan of the card system, seem like it will be used to push DLC and other paid content.

Looks like both Xbox and Sony are going to give their userbase a much better player experience compared to last gen.



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yvanjean said:
Sony's approach is getting really freaking annoying drip-feeding of content. Obviously, they have a Nice UI and are doing something good. The way they keep hiding and barely showing anything is worrisome. Notice, how they avoid showing any load time in today's demo.

Nice take away from the demo: they seem to have a quick resume system, like the picture in picture, and being able to see what your friend is doing, the UI was very clean and seem snappy. Not really a fan of the card system, seem like it will be used to push DLC and other paid content.

Looks like both Xbox and Sony are going to give their userbase a much better player experience compared to last gen.

With less than a month till launch, let's hope they'll open the floodgates.

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