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What a cool bunch of stuff I'm gonna turn off the moment I boot up the system.

Seriously, this looks intrusive as fuck xD

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Eh its looks fine. The command central is basically a less streamlined Xbox guide.



Those features are really impressive, I love how quick a friend can share his live gameplay and the whole card features. Can't wait to go more into depth with this.



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My first impression of this was really poor because the way to start a new game was nowhere to be found, so I feared it would be after all that stuff I don't care about and even if I did, it would still make it unnecessarily hard to get to starting a new game. Then the video showed that games are in a different view altogether, and now it all makes sense. I certainly like what I'm seeing, although I would still prefer a more minimalistic style (right now there's graphics everywhere, which doesn't look very classy - which incidentally clashes with the 'classy' look of the console itself).

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. 

I hate the current Store. It's slow on PS4, and it's slow on PC (and it also doesn't even work very well if at all on PC, unless it's finally been fixed). It's probably even worse on PS3. How is it slow? Things take a fairly long time to load, opening the Store page of e.g. a game has way too many sections where's it slow to find what you're interested in, navigating back from e.g. DLC takes you can to the top of the slow game page, and searching letter by letter is annoying on consoles. (On PC, search is just fine.) The original PS3 Store was ugly but it was very fast and functional. The current one is pretty but possibly the most annoying online store experience I've used. I have high hopes for the new Store.



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.

It keeps excitement and hype high for the fanbase. Builds momentum and is arguably a better marketing strategy overall.

I wouldn't be worried. We've been hearing reports of Sony: Caught off guard by MS announcements, overheating issues, delays to 2021 and all other sorts of nonsense since February.

Turns out they had better showcases, they're more prepared with software and have put an over the top cooling system in place.

They actually did show Destruction Allstars booting up from cold in the video. Not sure what you mean there?



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Loving the design!



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. 

The PS4 store is currently too slow and unpredictable- As well as joining parties and opening friends profiles. It can take forever. There are obvious bottlenecks.

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?

Looks like that will go under 'Media'. So you will probably press R1 to switch a separate page for all Media apps.



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Dallinor said:
Runa216 said:

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. 

The PS4 store is currently too slow and unpredictable- As well as joining parties and opening friends profiles. It can take forever. There are obvious bottlenecks.

I must have gotten so lucky, then, because my storefront is nearly instantaneous like 95% of the time. Opens up within seconds and very rarely lags once it loads up. I suppose I can really only go off my own experiences, but those experiences have always been neutral to positive, never negative. 

Dallinor said:
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.

It keeps excitement and hype high for the fanbase. Builds momentum and is arguably a better marketing strategy overall.

I wouldn't be worried. We've been hearing reports of Sony: Caught off guard by MS announcements, overheating issues, delays to 2021 and all other sorts of nonsense since February.

Turns out they had better showcases, they're more prepared with software and have put an over the top cooling system in place.

They actually did show Destruction Allstars booting up from cold in the video. Not sure what you mean there?

I wanted to ask him the same things since very little of what he said made sense, but I figured engaging him would just make matters worse. 

I also feel that 'drip feeding' us has been pretty effective at keeping the PS5 in the cultural spotlight...and yet despite actively googling things I don't know much about the Xbox Series X. I know some, but I'd definitely argue there's more information out there on the PS5. Sony has had more positive feedback, shown more games, had more good news, and more momentum basically since day one. As soon as the 'Backwards compatibility' thing came out, it's been one bit of good news after the next. 



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Not a big fan. UI seems quite visually crowded, hopefully you can disable those cards or whatever they're called. Game help sounds nice, but being PS+ only and limited to select games kind of ruins it's potential, would be so useful for trophy hunters if it was free to everyone and available in all games, needing to look up trophy guides online would be a thing of the past.



I see Playroom, the UI is shit



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