While there are a slew of stellar titles set to accompany the PlayStation 4 onto store shelves later this year, we suspect that many of you will be eager to spend launch day merely messing around with the next generation console’s menus. Alas, if November still feels too far away, Sony has released a brand new batch of high-resolution screenshots that show off the system’s interface in its near-final state.

The new images don’t really show anything that we haven’t seen before, but the platform holder appears to have spruced things up in the run up to release. For example, the firm appears to have adopted a much more palatable shade of blue for the default background, though we suspect that this will be totally customisable. Elsewhere, the home screen – which displays all of your games – now includes even more content on the upper task bar, allowing you to peruse Trophy information, game invites, and more.

Other improvements span a much tidier stream of comments on the live gameplay screen, as well as a far more intuitive editing tool for video uploads. We really like many of the improvements, but we’re not so sure about the PlayStation Store bag on the home screen. That looked much better when it was a white silhouette, rather than a full three-dimensional render. Still, it’s improved in virtually every other area – now if only we could get a better demonstration of everything in action.

Do you like the look of the PS4's user interface? (55 votes)

Yes, I think that it looks very sharp and functional


I like the layout, but I hope that the colours can be customised


It's pretty, but I'm still not convinced that it will be very functional


No, I think that it looks poor and awkward to use


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[via community.eu.playstation.com]