10 July 2020
It was last week when we got to see all-new PlayStation 5 models along with accessories and games. Sony offered a good look at the product hardware design but when it comes to the operating system and user interface, it only shared a teasing glimpse. The teaser suggested a completely new UI and as per new reports, those speculations are true.
Matt MacLaurin, VP of OX Design at PlayStation, shared some interesting PlayStation 5 software details in a LinkedIn post. He mentioned the new version is a complete 100% overhaul of the PS4 UI and also features a few new concepts. He described it as "little more pragmatic" so that it is more practical.
He added that it is a "whole new visual language and a complete rearchitecting of the user interface". The focus of the new design is on the speed so as to reduce loading and waiting times to minimal. We already know that the PlayStation 5 will pack premium SSDs that will also be helpful in much faster data reading and writing. He described that "no pixel is untouched".
The post in question was wrapped up by mentioning that the team has a PlayStation 5 special edition underworks. This edition will have a color scheme different than what Sony showcased last week. A user also asked whether there will be a Black color variant and he responded, "Maybe". So if you are someone who is not happy with all-White look for any reason, Sony is likely to offer more options for you.