There are many things to love about PlayStation 4. The home screen user interface and settings are not one of them. Sony used an entire blog post and an 11-minute video to outline the interface of the upcoming PlayStation 5 and highlight the improvements and integrations with games and media.
The interface seems to have taken some clues from smart TV menus, but with a focus on advanced features that can be integrated in and out of the games you play. The home screen divides everything into just two sections, games and media.
When playing a game, the main menu switches to “Control Center” mode. At any time, you can bring up the main menu and see suggestions for missions or activities in your current game, along with completion times based on your personal style of play.
Supported games even include tips and videos to get through them, which you can attach to the side of the screen while playing … but only for active PlayStation Plus subscribers. The PS5’s social features are displayed in full screen, with party chat available at any time and deep links to connectable parties from the home screen card.
Voice dictation is a highlight that prevents you from having to use a keyboard or the awkward keyboard interface. But the home screen seems to change dynamically based on the last game you played, so consistent themes are a thing of the past.
PlayStation 5 will release November 12th … if you find one.
Source: PlayStation Blog