With a month to go until the grand launch, Sony offers a peek of the user interface and user experience on the PlayStation 5.
In an 11-minute walkthrough, we see that the UI has undergone a complete overhaul. Similar to the PS4, the PS5 will show you a row of installed or available games and streaming apps.
A new Control Center pops up with the press of the PlayStation button, giving players key console options without suspending their game. Here, you’ll be able to see notifications, online friends, music controls, settings, and download status. There’s also a new series of cards, which serves as a feed for news about games, achievements, and screenshots.
In the row of cards are Activities, which link to specific levels or gameplay modes in the games. Some games will even include official Game Help for PlayStation Plus users. This will show them hints and helpful videos for objectives in the game without having to open a browser or watch playthroughs. Game Help will show up in either picture-in-picture mode or split-screen view.
In addition, the UI/UX teaser shows how parties will work on the PS5 and how players can share their screens.
The PS5 will launch on November 12 in North America and Japan, with a November 19 debut in Europe and the rest of the world.