Sony just revealed one of the last big questions about the upcoming PlayStation 5: what does the user interface look like? A detailed new guide shows what it will look like when the upcoming console is actually used when it launches on November 12th.
The new user interface is a big change for Sony and offers a complete overhaul of the rather spartan menus that the PlayStation 4 offers.
The console’s main menu is divided into a new “Control Center” menu that can be accessed at any time by pressing the PlayStation button. This allows players to access a variety of system tools, such as: B. View notifications of which friends are online, control music, manage console and controller settings, and view the status of downloads. There’s also a new set of cards, a key part of the user interface that acts as an ongoing feed with news about games, recent achievements or screenshots and more.
The row of cards also contains new “activities”, individual cards that are linked to certain levels or game modes within a game. Selecting an activity will give you an overview of that level, including a personalized estimate of how much time it will take the PlayStation 5 to complete the level, as well as any items you have not yet reached.
Some games and targets also contain the official “Game Help” for PlayStation Plus subscribers, in which helpful videos and hints for the respective target are displayed directly in the game. Some maps even support picture-in-picture or split screen mode so players can see the clues side by side.