With the launch of the PS4 drawing near, looks like booth personnel on the show floor at industry events is starting to relax, allowing people to take better and longer videos of the PS4 UI in action.
a lot more snappier. Thank God that the trophies link up instantly. I hated waiting to compare my trophies to others because of the wait time. 4 more days =D
Simple and responsive, just how i like it.
truly said i will not be a fanboy we all must not but this ui is realy getting messy i realy did not get it what it was was it simple i was realy confused wat are settings these use to follow same follish ui found in sont tvs this has been agreat issue with sony from years and i can see the reference of it this looks soo much unstandard if compatare to ms ui when i looked at xb ui it ws soo simple if you uses kinedct it was damn simple and when you used controller it was loot easy to understand i've used thier ui in private when met with ms it was damn good but this was realy annoying i will get my hands on it soon and i'am damn sure i will try it before the launcha and will again try it at review event.
Looks a bit too plain, I just hope the apps and playstation store load up quickly this time around.
@ JackISbacK Seriously? Not only was it hard to comprehend what you were actually saying, but there were only 9 options on the screen and 6 of them were social functions. The way I see it is that these are the things I use more often than not. having them all on one line is awesome. Then, when the guy flicked down (however he did so) he came across recently run programs - which is also awesome in my opinion. To me, this seems downright to the point of what Sony is trying to do: keep it social. Skip the advertisments, skip the jargon, let me connect with my fellow gamers. This is a crash display, and I'm sorry you think it's so concrete to judge. We know Metro. However, we suddenly think that it's going to be that awesome? Kids, Metro has sucked, the difference is now you have voice commands via a microphone... Wait... You don't? You have to use Kinect? You're serious? Oh, so that's supposed to make the UI we've all been avoiding better? I see. Let me go buy a kinect for my pc.
Spaniards got their hands on the PS4 before me
Hmmm, I'm not liking it. Its just too bland for me. I appreciate the simplicity of it all but the X1 UI is far superior in my opinion. You can tailor fit all your pins on one side, the friends tab looks brilliant and the multi-tasking stuff looks functional. This is a continuation of what came before albeit more faster and responsive. To be honest, many people liked the old XMB so if it aint broke....
I want to be able get home max drunk on my four legs crawling to TV, then turn on my console and play games... it seems I could do that with ps4.. simple, cheap and fast is main reason I buy consoles.. (its not like Im a retard or alcoholic..) just saying our lives are too difficult and time consuming.. making it simple is very ok... and dont bring Xbox here.. its like arguing racers.. "my Aston Martin is better", "no, no Lamborghini is better" and who cares.. even if MS creates best UI in the world, I sill would not sign a pact with that dark money addict demon!!!
Waiting for the people who say Pre ordered cancelled UI not good. Some people are so funny.
Well since he's most likely playing offline that's why the trophies didn't sync but none the less if it did have to sync it would sync like the Ps Vita (which is a good thing if you know how the vita does it)
Definitely liking the speed in getting to trophy lists. Everything seems snappy and responsive, as expected from a next gen OS. 4 Days
He was offline so the trophies didn't synce to a server. It's possible when your connected to the online it will take a little longer. Other than that everything was nice and fast.
Yes it was very fast. Clearly this was not anything like it will look in the final version and nothing worked yet
They always make their UI classy and easy to use, love what I see.
Snappier? Yeah, look how fast all that was!!! PSN - no. Video - no. Music - no. It was all so fast. :/ On top of that, trophies taking a ridiculous time to load has always been a issue limited to Playstation, and I'm still shocks that they have kept them in long list form, rather than adopting tile format.
It's a demo kit and it's offline, just like the ones you get in game stores. You can't use any of the apps or change the settings. It's mainly there to demo games.
Another fanboy whose had his heart broken by console launch 2013. It will be ok. Let go of your hate. We know your hurting. Were here for you. It will be ok.
@iiorestesii So that was "extensive" enough for you?
Oh, it's list form vs tile form that takes them awhile to load, huh? Lol...
Honestly it would be nice if they showed how fast the system loads into apps and the ps store. I don't want it to be as slow as the ps3. I haven't seen any videos of this, the kios I tried at target didn't have any extra features and it actually took a bit to load from one game to another not a big deal since games always take a while to load. I just really want Netflix to load up quickly
Urghhhhhhhh! Us Europeans have to wait another more 17 days :(
I feel your pain, I'm with you! These next 2 weeks are going to be awesome and frustrating at the same time. And to top it all off I've lost a bubble :( and I don't know why...
What annoys me the most is its still got XMB backend. They will not get rid of XMB... After all the complaints about it.. Its a horrible system.
Seems faster here than it was on the other video i saw.
Either a newer version, or maybe the system is less burdened. This one only had hohokum loaded, even if I doubt it'd influence it so much.
Correct @Abriael. If you examine this video to the last one, it will become blatently clear that it was the internet connection that causes the delays. For example the message at the bottom of the screen is telling the user to "Connect to the network for more information" thats why you don't see a dashboard come up under Hohokum on the bar. In the video from yesterday, the PS4 had an active (albeit slow) connection. So every time he he had a title selected, it was going online to retrieve information.
@Eonjay Exactly what I was thinking when I watched the other video. The internet connection in those convention halls is usually terrible and spotty.
Not sure why you got disagrees Eonjay, but yes the internet connection was the cause for it going slow in the last vid. Likely just a slow internet connection as we have previously seen it working faster with internet connected.
@ Lukas_Japinicus It was indeed. But Battle Torn has a point. There´s nothing there to stress the PS4. No internet conection, user profiles, videos, music and games (loading Knack info was one of the major factors to slow down the UI in that presentation video) Sony will improve the overall performance after launch, but with this video, we can´t be certain that improvements has been made on PS4 UI when compared to what we have seen before.
It only took that indie game around 12 seconds from start up to playing...that's fast!
Oh yeah! That menu screen that AAA games don't have is a burden!
WOW I like what I'm seeing simple and not to much extra junk. I want to play my games so I like things to be simple and sweet.
Exactly. Yes, the Xbones UI did look more colorful and fun, but there's something about the simplistic beauty of the PS4'S UI that I love so much better. I want to play my games. Not Skype or watch TV.
Why do you all make it sound like you have to go through hoops to play a game on Xbox One. The first thing you see is to play your game. Not sure what difference it makes what you choose to do beyond simply starting your game.
Can't you auto-boot to games on both the PS3 and 360? I'd imagine you could to the PS4 and X1 as well. For some people that's all they care about.
Will see it Friday!
Bah you guys are so frickin lucky. I can't wait till Friday and we aren't even getting the console here then!
The good thing is, now the gamers can come back and post first hand thoughts and reviews.
also ive notice that the system software isn't up to date on that ps4. so there's a lot of features missing.
Please explain how you know it's system software isn't up to date. Did you work on the operating system of it NO
@ 1:01 you can see the system software number which isn't 1.5. also you didn't need to talk to me like an idiot.
Wow, you're an asshole
Wow. You just got smoked like a toothpick joint.
You want an icepack for that BURRRRRRRN ;P
What your seeing now is only the system out of the box, once the day 1 patch comes it will look a bit different.
Dam the more videos i watch the slower time goes. Midnight launch seems so far a way.
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Looks very smooth. And I'm pretty sure its a lot faster than the XMB which has horrible lag every once in a while. Nexus 7 2013
Doesn't look very next gen, looks a bit bland.
At least its different from the ps3. Take a look at the xbox 360 dashboard and then the Xbox one...they re-arranged the tiles...woot?
That's because for all intents, the new Xbox is the old Xbox. New tv features and blu ray added. That's it.
The Xbox had several different dashboards in it's life time. The PS3 had... one. The PS4 has all the exact same icons as the PS3 did 8 years ago. (Give or take a few extra for party chat) So please tell me how different it is.
@SpinalRemains I think you mean the PS4 is like the PS3, just with new hardware and a modified controller. Tell me, whats new or innovative about the PS4 (besides hardware)? Not hating, I just see more new things from the X1. PS4 is an outstanding system don't get me wrong, I just think the PS4 is more like the PS3, than the X1 is to the 360.
Have you seen how indepth the UI is for the xbox one? Give me a break, pure fanboy spew there. Watch the demo, it's incredible, especially with the Kinect integration. Check it out and tell me that this isn't significantly more improved over the options and dashboard the 360 has. Also, the tile format is made to connect all windows devices into a Windows 8 theme. The tiles are your favorites now, not just ads. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This is my only beef with PS4 the UI looks like you are looking at a Developer/Coding hub.
A good UI needs to be functional.
@ Abriael yeah but it doesn't has to look so bland to be functional that is why UI design exists to create visually engaging and functional experiences.
I've heard bland used often to describe the Metro UI that MS uses for Windows 8. Ironically that is the same interface they are using on the X1, but they added snap I guess. You may mock the design, but practically every single piece of consumer home entertainment that has an onscreen menu uses this setup. Why? Because it's simple and functional, and people care more about the content than the UI.
Rainslacker- The complaints about windows 8 were based on the fact that the OS is much better suited for a Console, tablet, or Smartphone than it is for a desktop PC. I hated Windows 8 so much on my desktop, it only lasted a few hours before I formatted and installed Win 7 ultimate. But by the looks of things, it is well suited for a console.
They don't want to use too much RAM on the OS. That's why the UI is simpler on the Ps4.
@Andrew I know what the complaints were for Win8, I had some of them myself. What I was talking about was the appearance though, not the functionality, or some of the policies MS put in place with it. For tablets, or phones, the OS layout isn't bad and works pretty well actually, but as was said, it is rather bland. Square tiles with little pictures in them. Sometimes they have live tiles to spice things up, but overall, the UI looks very contemporary. That's fine if you like contemporary styles, however icons have a more organic feel to them, and since people are used to icons, they, as well as I, found the metro UI to be rather bland in it's presentation.
lets wait for the dynamic themes to give it a little more personalization
I'm a big PS-Fan and I am only getting the PS4 but I agree that the UI is not ideal. Much better and faster than the PS3-XMB but not ideal. I actually like the X-Box One Dashboard a lot, but I am also liking Win 8 and Win 8 Phones, so I am probably a bit weird this way. The One's interface is also not ideal but looks way more streamlined and a bit better thought through.
Xbox UI always look like they are designed for children to me. Leapfrog UI. I'd rather have something simple, fast and clean. 360 blades got praise and looked like Lego made it. XMB did get too sluggish in the long run though.
So if the PS3's UI isn't ideal, and the PS4's, or Xbox One's UI isn't ideal.. What is?
I like Windows Phone OS actually, so you're not alone. However, it falls into the category as function over form, which is the way it's supposed to be. X1's interface is simpler, with more multi-tasking on one screen built in. It's fine functionally, but Metro has never really lit my world on fire. Neither has XMB, or whatever Sony is calling this now, but it is definitely functional. Honestly, to me, I see tiles in both. Just different ways to access them. I think the more defining factors are going to be between how well snap works and looks, and how well Sony integrated social features, and how they can be accessed easily. Otherwise, they'll both play games, so I don't care either way. It could boot directly to the game and not even have a UI for all I care.
Well nothing is ever really 'ideal' is it? There is room for improvement. But I wouldn't find much to improve on the Box, whereas the PS4 has quite a few areas. Actually the only thing I would want changed right now on X-Box is that you can not influence the layout of your favorites. You can pin stuff but you can't say where it's supposed to be (at least I read that somewhere). Other then that I think it's very good the way it is. SONYs UI just doesn't look as clean. If I see the tiles next to each other and most are uni-color with an icon, then inbetween is one completely filled with an image... or the way screen space is used overall... then the way the stuff is opened underneath an icon not really 'respecting' the layout above... I can't quite put my finger on it but somehow it appears to be less organized and thought through. Maybe while using it, it even turns out to be better. All we know so far are a few videos... As far as Windows Phone is concerned I don't think it is just the functionality over form aspect. I really like the form too. The way it is extremely minimalistic is great. Also the design-guidelines are pretty strict and can be found in most apps as well. It gives a pretty rounded experience.
I agree, metro is rather minimalistic. That's why it works so well on phones and tablets, and even touch screen computers. It seems like it works well on the X1 as well. My only gripe with metro is that it's counter-productive to people who use their computers for real multi-tasking and productivity where several programs are open at once. The desktop just works better, and allows more open access to the things you need quicker. However, the X1 isn't a PC so it's fine where it is. I do know that if you don't organize Metro constantly, and tend to install a lot of things, it gets cluttered real fast, and tends to be hard to find things. This is my major problem with it's layout. Installing something like Visual Studio can easily put 50 icons onto the metro UI, half of which are better hidden away in a sub menu of the start menu. One thing I will point out though is that there are random non-tileish tiles in the windows phone OS, and Metro as well. The live Tiles often don't mesh with the overall feel of the UI, although it is possible to change them, or move them around to your liking.