Gematsu: "Game pages, profiles, live streaming, and more."
I really like the interface. It looks simple and fresh.
Seems like they made it like the new PS Store
Hope it's not as slow as the new PS store...
@JRH7783 It better not be, with 8 gigs of ram they have NO excuses.
I have to admit, it does look good. It seems, if you notice from the screens, that the XMB is still involved with this system.
Looks clean and accessible. The main thing is it to be quick and easy to use.
I think thats why they updated the PS Store. They wanted us to get used to the new interface so that transition is virtually seamless.
I like the old PSN store, I miss it.
yeah, they had some sort of testing going on when you got into the browser on PS3 and they wanted some feed back, i wonder if it has anything to do with the PS4 interface.
I don't like it... Just as I don't like Windows 8 inteface (Metro?) or the new PS Store... This typographic approach, at least for me, seens too much guided, as the system implies where it wants you to go next instead of having all the options there... Or something like that, I'm not even that sure why I don't like it to be honest. But with that said, it's not a deal breaker, as far as the games are there I don't really care what the interface looks like...
Seems to me to resemble Steam in a way with a blend of its game page and store page for a game together. Not bad. I am skeptical of the whole Facebook blending over my gamertag. Should be an option to pick which one is displayed.
"It better not be, with 8 gigs of ram they have NO excuses." What is it with people throwing this around a lot? Ram alone does not make a computer. The experience will be smooth, but ffs, Ram is in its basic properties just a storage solution.
@Army I see alot of penises and breast in our immediate future.
Perfectly honest, i don't really like the new look, and the new look of the PSN store. Its not bad though so hopefully it will run well. I just don't really prefer the look that Windows 8 went with the metro and this kind of reminds me of that. Would be nice if they let you customize it a lot.
love how they make there own profile pictures, problem is.....the immature kids will abuse this!!! lol...
Agreed. Let's hope the moderators exact quick justice on them. ;)
I think those are facebook profile pics. They did mention that they wanted to connect your PS friends with your real life ones using social networks
Duno dudes. I really think the XMB is as great an interface as it's ever gona get, I really want my experience to be centered around that. The xmb is like a nice tidy desktop, while this look like the front page on the daily mail or msn or something.
I think HeavenlySnipes got it right. Sony doesn't want to spend tons of time and money on making sure there aren't a bunch of D's on their network, better to leave that to someone else.
yeah the CoD Kids will put pics of vaginas and dicks
finally i can use a specfic cool picture i would like to use instead of those avatars
I just want a big booty bitch On my profile pic hahaha
Just like on forums, there will most likely be a report function. So I don't see the big deal.
I'm pretty much sure that the true profile photos will be displayed only for people in your social network, otherwise, you will be anonymous to outsiders and displayed with your avatar. The importance of anonymity is profound to such networks. I remember this being mentioned in the conference.
Now instead of a cock & balls from sprites, you can have a photo of your own cock & balls!
I hope it has alot of customisation options as well.. Maybe some different layout options, colors, what content is displayed etc
Ill keep my friend list clean and simple, if you are not a model you don't deserve to be in my friend list just like in the screenshots oh and you must be smiling no serious faces or sad, and i want them to be creative like the dude in the grass.
Agree looks clean and sexy I like it
Long as there's no ads, I'm fine with it.
Sony wouldn't do that. They're not Microsoft.
For a minute I thought I was looking at ads but it turns out to be a users profile with his Facebook and Twitter integrated in his profile. With that being said didn't Sony say they were supporting some kind of interactive ad based system. https://www.google.com/url?... Other than that I really like the new SOE on PS4.
There will most likely be internal ads, soooo something along the lines of advertising games as well as little contests and stuff. Dont expect a coca cola ad or toyota ads. It would be awesome if there was some type of clan integration separated from the friends list.
Ads wouldn't really bother me, as long as there is no audio with them.
I don't like designs like this where there are more pictures that informations to be honest. I liked the old PSStore more than the new as well. I really like the raw XMB Interface I wish they would build it in the PS4 again though most people will like this new Interface more I guess. But to be fair I have to try it out before saying if I like it or not. Edit: Anybody noticed that on the 2nd screen the user name of that guy is DayZ100. Maybe a hint that DayZ might come to PS4. The other thigs like Legend Hunters, Dark Castle and The Race look like someone made them up to fill the space with something.
just make it faster and smoother, this new PSN interface on ps3 is slow. I liked the older psn style even though it wasn't as stylish but it was easier to use. I hope this time sony gets some feedback from playstation community
Looks alot like current PSN.
Anyone else find it interesting that the guys username is DAYZ100?! Please for the love of god bring DAYz to ps4!!!
Dean "Rocket" Hall did say he wanted to bring DayZ to next-gen consoles. It's entirely possible with the tech in the PS4 right now. Now it'd be impossible to have the current DayZ over on next-gen because that's soooo unoptimized and laggy. Standalone will probably fix that and make a console version viable.
I love it very professional .
It looks ok, like a social network site though. I really like the current xmb, knowing where to go to find the thing I want to do is veeery simple on the current xmb as well as the old ps store. The new store isn't as cleanly organized to me. This new new UI isn't bad, just gonna have to see more to appreciate the change/know whether it's better. Also, no more dynamic themes! :(
They still working on it ..But as of right now the user interface looks nice..
Looks a bit "microsofty" to me!
Microsoft looks a bit appley to me...
I agree, if it works and it is snappy in response. I find myself becoming mildly annoyed whenever I purchase or look at anything on the current PS store because of response time. It's kind of like nails on a chalk board to me. I can bare with it but I can definitely do without it.
this does look alot like metro UI from microsoft used in windows 8 and xbox 360 etc still looks great though huge improvement from ancient xmb.
It looks great! Really liking the design.
I have to see this in action to make some sense out of it.
My water broke......awsome.
Somebody call 911!!. She needs heeeeelp!! Don't worry paramedics are on there way. That was a close call. It's all PS4's fault damn it
lol, that made my day.
I like the Knack spoilers in there lol. "Gundahar defeated!" On topic: The layouts looks sleek, modern, and easy to navigate. Very nice!
The Vita did the test run for some features. Once i seen the vita i knew the ps4 ui would be awesome.
Looking good, miles and miles better than their current UI and look.
It looks sleek, but I must reserve judgment until I can experience the interface myself....along with the greatly designed Dualshock 4, I am liking what I see so far...and if this is any indication of how the system is designed then I am in....intriguing Form & Function
im hoping they release the controller in black and blue~
Good to see the web browser will be sticking around, sure it may not have been very good on the PS3 but it sure was convenient when needed for guides/cheats
Maybe we'll actually be able to use the browser in-game for guides and whatnot! That'd be neat.
That would make me so happy. For the guides and whatnot, I mean ;)
You can - "Additionally, users can boot a variety of applications including a web browser when playing a game on PS4" http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...
Wii U does that and is pretty useful. Should be a must for PS4! Looks like it's confirmed anyway!
that would be quite cool, but most likely the browser would be rubbish. However, everyone has a smartphone/tablet so looking at guides on those is not a problem for me. I'd also liek to comment on the UI. I kinda like it, XMB has always felt a little plain to me, and with all the add-ons dont to the PS3 XMB it just looks ugly. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Vita will have this UI when the PS4 gets released and have an updated look for the PS Store.
I wish Sony would hook up with Mozilla/Firefox or something. Their own browsers have never been any good.
I hope the touchpad would make it more accessible to browse the web. Would work pretty much like a laptop's touchpad.
I miss the XMB already. This looks a bit flashy, and possibly advertisery, whereas the XMB is subdued and static by design, exactly that simple and elegant kind of thing that SONY professedly wants for the PS4. edit: Plus, what would the point of custom wallpapers be with icons like billboards? It's an eyesore of multi-coloured tabloid-style vomit. I suppose the games are what's important but still...
I think the advantages of this new direction are that now, even though everyone says they hate advertisements, it allows Sony to advertise much more efficiently. And if their whole 'predict what the gamer wants to buy' thing actually works, it could lead to gamers getting the content they want faster. The other big advantage is that this setup looks very much like a touchscreen friendly space. So, if Sony releases an app for Android and iPhone, it'll feel like it's just an extension of the PS4; the XMB wouldn't feel right on a smartphone/tablet. I've always liked the XMB, but this new layout seems nice, and has the potential to really bring content to the consumer. I'll miss the XMB, but I'm sure that this change will be refreshing.
and i think thats the point, to make it sleek and accessible on other devices like smartphones and tablets. This along with a universal remote play will put the Ps4 in a different space. But ofcourse i assume MS will have something similar in the wings, as for Nintendo? I dont really know what to say, but hope those ips of theirs release back to back and not take years to come out or else things will get ugly for sure.
Look that the screenshots, there's one on a phone, and some on a tablet. Sony said tta the conference that they'll be bringing apps to Android and iOS.
As long as i don't have to wait minutes to watch a stupid advertisement before I can do anything, I don't actually mind advertisements too much. Sony also needs to get more revenue to keep some of their services free otherwise they just end up getting in more debt and I would hate the day that playstation/sony not existing.