MasonicGamer.com - There’s been a lot of news recently about the next generation of consoles. Much of this revolves around hardware – chips and specs – but there hasn’t been a lot of mention about the software. Sure, we’ve heard rumours about games, but not much about the user interfaces that will feature in the next PlayStation and Xbox. Since our consoles have so many features, being able to easily and quickly navigate around is an important aspect.
Our current generation of consoles is really the first to need such a deep interface. Up until this point, consoles had only a few options for settings and memory management. There was no storefront to visit, friends lists to peruse, internet browsers, or streaming video services, so there was no need for a complex user interface. These days, our consoles have so many features that our current UIs aren’t really cutting it anymore.