PS5 PlayStation 5 User Interface

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.