Leaked PlayStation 5 UI Brings Nothing New To The User Experience

PlayStation 5 (1), PlayStation 5 UI

Leaks and rumors regarding next-gen consoles aren’t stopping as a new one has popped up on the internet. This time the leaked image reveals the PlayStation 5 UI which looks very similar to the user interface used for PlayStation 4.

The latest leak comes from 4Chan, no surprise there, which reveals what the PlayStation 5 UI will look like. As you can see in the image below, the user interface for PS5 is very similar to PlayStation 4 with tweaks here and there.

According to the leaker, he/she is a dev at a studio who has access to a PS5 dev kit. The dev posted the image of PlayStation 5 UI and is apparently the first-ever look at it if it’s legit.

PlayStation 5 UI

Looking at it, it doesn’t seem like Sony has put much effort into redesigning the UI for the upcoming PS5. The overall look of the UI is quite similar to PlayStation 4’s user interface. Seems like Sony is going with “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.

However, the leak itself doesn’t seem to be legit and should be taken with a grain of salt. If by chance, this image of the PS5 UI is legit then we have to consider the possibility that it represents the dev kit, not the actual consumer product.

What I am trying to say is that even if the PS5 dev kit doesn’t look different from PlayStation 4’s doesn’t mean the home console will feature the same UI.

If another rumor is to be believed then we’ll know that truth behind this image in February. Reportedly, PlayStation Meeting is planned for February 12, 2020, and it is where Sony will finally unveil PlayStation 5.

Furthermore, Sony has filed a patent for a PS5 AI Assistant for gameplay guidance. According to the patent, the AI Assistant will use voice commands and will fetch gameplay videos to help players.

A method for gaming assistance. Information related to a plurality of game plays of players for a gaming application is received over a network at a back-end server. A query is received from a first player playing the gaming application, wherein the query is related to first gameplay of the first player. A current game context of the first gameplay of a first player is determined from the information. A response to the query and the current game context is generated based on the information related to the plurality of gameplays. The response is delivered back to a device of the first player.

Speaking of next-gen consoles, we know that both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will feature real-time Ray Tracing. However, the implementation of this feature is quite different from Nvidia‘s RTX 20 series GPUs.

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