If you've been wondering whether PlayStation 5's menus and interface will differ much from the PS4, it sounds like there will be some significant changes. As part of Wired's latest report on the upcoming hardware, Mark Cerny explains that you'll get live updates from your games directly in the UI of the PS5.
"Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don't want the player to have to boot the game, see what's up, boot the game, see what's up," Cerny says, commenting on how you'd currently have to refresh yourself on a title's in-game information. On PS5, things will be different. "Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player you just jump right into whatever you like."
So, it sounds like you'll be able to keep up with your progress in a game without even booting it up, and you'll also be able to hop into a mission or multiplayer match straight off the bat, without having to go through all the usual formalities. That's a pretty crazy new idea. What do you think of PS5's UI changes? Tell us in the comments below.
so to make it clear,we won't have to start up the game first anymore.
that's cool. so i guess when you pick a quest from the ps5 dashboard for the game you play,the ps5 will send you to a location in the game's map that is close to that quest? that would be awsome. might save us alot of fast traveling in big open world games.
This sounds ace. Always thought the Vita’s concept of LiveArea was underexplored.
Wow the PS5 sounds like the real Beast from the East.
Blu-ray, SSD, 3d sound, Downloading select parts of games and now this - menus integrated into the UI. All I need now is @get2sammyb and the teams reviews overlaying games while looking on the store and we are good to go! (that's actually a good idea)
That's good and all but I would have also like to see what updates and patches the game recieved without needing to buy the game like in Steam.
@themcnoisy if you like all these features you should just get an xbox one, cause it has had all of them (for years)
it's called looking for group on xbox..and some xbox elite models had a hybrid drive.
more catching up by sony. xbox has had this stuff for years. although compromised by the weak CPU in current consoles (very sluggish interface on the xbox), next gen's cpu's are supposed to be much better so a more complex interface for PS5 will run a lot better than it would on PS4.
All those articles make me salivate. Can't wait for the next gen, especially if it's accompanied with a ffvii with updated visuals & effects, as well as dino crisis and horizon 2.
SSD - nope
3d Sound - nope
Downloading select parts of games - nope
menus integrated into the UI - a bit on some games but not really
I can't believe someone, actually anyone is trying to recommend an X1 over a PS4. It's like saying you should trade in a 16 plate Mercedes C220 for a 14 plate Ford Focus 1 litre. It makes no sense.
Im saying this as someone who gamed on the 360 last gen.
@manu0 What a strange place to be commenting - looking through your comment history it's 50 shades of Xbox fanboyism. Not really the place for it be fair - keep your trolling to Reddit, we're all pretty bored of it here.
@lessthanleo speak for yourself. where else would I be commenting on (old) new PS5 features? I critique xbox regularly in my comments, even in the one just above
@themcnoisy you have no clue then.
SSD - yes, on some xbox elite models (although not recently)
3D sound - yes (dolby atmos and dolby atmos for headphones)
downloading select parts - yes (but not used for all games, mostly for very big games)
i'm not recommending xbox one over anything but your comment suggested that these features are really important to you (by the way i don't care about most of these features except dolby atmos) and i'm just saying all of them already exist on xbox one
That sounds bonkers. I can't wait to see it.
@manu0 - there are some PS4 games already that let you choose whether to download the multiplayer or campaign, first. it's not unique to xb1, so what's your point?. no model of xbox has ever had an SSD drive as standard. both PS3 and PS4 have allowed you to replace the internal drive - with an SSD if you chose. PS5 is making it standard, and with a custom design that makes it faster than nornal SSDs.
Yeah that's getting turned right off in the options.
Sounds like Live Tiles in Windows 10 start menu. AKA the very first thing I turn off whenever anybody I know gets Windows 10 on an old or new PC.
As if kids in the UK weren't addicted to games enough, now they'll be addicted to the info on their PS5 home screen.
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as long it dont require you to be online for the single player games, im all for it. on the ps4 you cant see crap when you go to the disc game icon of you are not online.
I just dont want to be constantly reminded about photosensitvity epilepsy all the friggin time I boot up. Option to accept and never ever be seen again would be a welcome menu option.
@manu0 you sound like someone who does not own a PS4 or you would know it can do all of what you are trying to say the Xbox can you sound like fanboy!
Sony let you change the PS3 drive they were light years ahead of MS in tech the PS3 controllers did not need batteries did not have a big brick power pack I could go on.
I really hope I can "continue" games with just one press in ps5 homescreen, like rather than starting god of war, choose load, choose save file, and start, I can just press the option button on god of war icon and choose "continue from the lates save file", and the ps5 just straight loading the gow save file, no startup logo, no title screen, and no asking which save file I want to load.
@manu0 Your comments defy logic. The Vita also has some of these features. That mean we should buy a Vita instead of a PS5? What are you trying to say exactly?
Sounds good. However I do really want them to get the basics right as soon as it is released. For example functioning without internet, and being able to use folders and other means to organise your games.
Looks pretty cool. This might give a edge over PC in a number of ways. By making it dedicated PC is starting to look like it’s gonna be lacking features by not being dedicated hardware for a bit.
@manu0 Has not occurred to you that @themcnoisy might like these features on a PlayStation console instead of an xbox?
@AdamNovice tbf @manu0 was just pointing out his experience on X1. I had forgotten it has atmos.
That said I can't wait for PS5. The last 8 or so months have had that end of a generation feel. Nothing out there floating my boat right now but hopefully with all the upgrades we can get a new Astrobot. HZD2, Spiderman 2 and a boosted version of gt sport. Come on!
@manu0 Do you ever get bored of trolling? Surely you can find more productive things to do, right?
@themcnoisy The xBox can't even play surround sound correctly, so there's absolutely no chance it plays Dolby Atmos properly. Unless we're just talking headphones in which case that's just pseudo surround sound.
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