Submitted by shancake 261d ago | news

PS4 Demo Units Reveal A New Coverflow UI

PS4 demo units have started showing up on Twitter. They show a brand coverflow UI that hasn’t been seen on any previous demo unit. (PS4)

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porkChop  +   261d ago
That's pretty awesome
solidt12  +   261d ago
OMG! is there a demo for Second Son running on that PS4?
HugoDrax  +   261d ago
No, only demo you can play is FIFA14 and KNACK. Played it at my local gamestop yesterday. The dualshock controller feels really good!
irepbtown  +   260d ago
I need to start checking if there are any in UK. We don't get the PS4 until 29th :(
bligmerk  +   260d ago
These demo kiosks can be updated with more game demos as the holiday season starts. inFamous:SS has a demo level that looks like it is stable enough for a demo kiosk.

Would not surprise me a bit if there is an inFamous:SS playable demo on the kiosks by Black Friday.
0ut1awed  +   260d ago
If anyone is curious, I recorded a video of a demo one booting up for the first time and then loading into a game...

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SecondSon  +   260d ago
@irepbtown You have been missing out PS4 test units have been everywhere in the UK mate. Every 'Game' shop in my area has had events for the PS4 and although they asked people to tweet them for places some of them just had their doors open for everyone to try it out! Get in touch with your local stores!
darthv72  +   261d ago
i never knew that it was called coverflow. All i know is i have seen it used on modded wii's before.
marcelliuss1  +   260d ago
Wow...this UI on this PS4 looks pretty dope. November 15 can't get here soon enough.
AirHype  +   261d ago
I was worried about missing Xbox's easy to use UI, but PS4... Come to papa! It looks sexy!
Septic  +   261d ago
That's hardly functional though is it? What is the point of that coverflow UI? Style over substance no?
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ShinMaster  +   261d ago
Hardly functional? Seems functional enough to me.
You pick a game scrolling from left to right. Simple.

Does a demo unit need to be any more complicated than that?
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Septic  +   261d ago

"Does a demo unit need to be any more complicated than that?"

No it doesn't but the chap above is comparing it to the X1's fully fledged UI. So is it functional enough for what? The final product or just a demo unit?
The Captain  +   261d ago
I used it and its easy and sexy.... very slick!
SilentNegotiator  +   261d ago
Hardly functional? How do you get 9 bubbles trolling like that?
Septic  +   261d ago
How am I trolling?

Its obviously just a placeholder UI for a demo unit, not a fully fledged one and that alone shouldn't be enough to allay any of AirHype's fears about 'missing' the X1's easy to use UI.
InfamousBlackGuy  +   261d ago
This guy probably has like 9 accounts to further his trolling motif. Almost all his comments rack up 9 bubbles - as if trolls were ever desired to further their input.
bligmerk  +   260d ago
The big advance in this next gen UI is dynamic icons. Nothing new but it's the way it's packaged. The PS3 kind of pioneered dynamic icons, anything from an image to small clips of the game. That is all this is on the PDM, being called cover flow, but it is just an image of the cover, very little overhead while looking really cool and does substitute for the cover art when getting games totally digital download.
Concertoine  +   260d ago
you guys are way too sensitive, septic is not a troll and he's been on the site for like 3 years. he's usually pretty level minded and just expressed distaste for coverflow >_>
Themba76  +   261d ago
not bad at all this just made the wait that much harder.
MRMagoo123  +   261d ago
Its getting close guys so very close :)))))
90Supra  +   261d ago
Found a kiosk at Frys 2 days ago...

DS4 is awesome in hand......pics online had me a little worried

UI was smooth and clean looking......obviously this was a demo unit so no telling if retail consoles will be exactly the same, but i like what i saw...

and the light on the console itself changed colors automatically.....it was blue at first, then changed to white after a few minutes...

just 8 more days until greatness...
Riderz1337  +   261d ago
8 DAYS! Wow can't believe February 20 I was watching the PS4 reveal event and now it's 8 days before the release of the PS4.

Time flies...Except for the last couple of days leading up to launch. This feels like an eternity right now lol.
torchic  +   261d ago
that's very pretty... I have album art on all my thousands of songs on iTunes so every now and again I flick through my music in coverflow mode.

I like how the whole UI has the basic XMB structure as its backbone. I loved XMB, most functional UI ever
miacosa  +   261d ago
Looks custom just for demo stations and not part of the consumer UI.
Oldman100  +   261d ago
Got to hold the dualshock 4 and try out knack for the first time today. The DS4 is one hell of a controller! Them triggers!

The demo unit I played on had this same UI. From what I remember there were 3 categories. The top one was Demos, the middle was Games (as shown in the pic), and the bottom was dedicated to PS3 titles.
iR_phantasm  +   261d ago
Received a kiosk unit at my store a few days ago, the demo OS is far from what we will be receiving at home, and even more with the 1.5 patch. From a buddy of mine at SCEA i was told that the kiosks hold earlier builds of KNACK, Octodad, and FIFA and are no where near complete representations of final builds. Still received no answer, and was plainly stumped as to why there was no short demo of Killzone:SF...
FunAndGun  +   261d ago
I'm pretty sure its because of the rating, M for mature.
iR_phantasm  +   261d ago
I can see that. But ive had, and seen kiosk demos with M games edited down to "Rating Pending". With a graphical showcase such as KZ on their hands you would think a "watered down" quick demo would of been spliced in.
CRASHBASHUK  +   261d ago
is that pic from game UK store lock ins?
WitWolfy  +   261d ago
Ive been using a cover flow more less like this on my RGH console sine like forever.
KodevEx  +   261d ago
Same here. Made using FSD more fun and creative with themes. Hope this stays on the PS4 features.
WitWolfy  +   260d ago
No doubt, glad companies have adopted this as a standard feature now... Lets hope when they eventually add DNLA support to the mix that it will have more or less the same cover flow look.
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theXtReMe1  +   261d ago
I wish this cover flow UI was on home units. Since i only use my console to play games, it would be nice to be able to scroll through them so easily. Im going all digital this gen, so quicker UI is a must.
WickedLester  +   261d ago
I assume it will be won't it? The UI on the demo units should be no different than on the home units.
GraveLord  +   261d ago
This UI won't be it to the retail console's XMB.
It might be there for the Playstation Store though.
RackLug  +   261d ago
Nice, i took the dive today i dident think i could afford it b4 xmas but i put my pre order deposit down today phase 3 pre order, i should have it for xmas along with KZ and i will have a couple more games ready for then, looking forward to a good holiday season opening my ps4 along with millions of other excited gamers to enjoy this new machine.
SpinalRemains138  +   261d ago
That's fresh. I like that a lot.
Supermax  +   261d ago
When can we say playstation play knack.
ChristopherJack  +   261d ago
Looks nice but once you start building up a collection it will become slow to navigate. I don't intend on getting a PS4 any time soon but the more menu options the better- lists, tiles & everything in between is all good depending on the situation.
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we420  +   261d ago
I tried this out at my local Gamestop...LOVED IT!!!
jay2  +   260d ago
I don't like DS4 :(. It feels like a half done 360 controller when I hold it.
GodzillasEatinDust  +   260d ago
There's demo kiosks popping up all over the US and Canada, and there's more being installed every day. Sony has a locator set up here: http://experienceplaystatio...
chaosdemon09  +   260d ago
Ya..that controller is crazy...I kinda lost it when I touched it and played with it... My friends had to drag me away from the sony store.
Big-Bruizzer  +   260d ago
reminds me of the way my music looks on my ipod

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