Sony should have a look at this terrific PlayStation 5 user interface concept video before making any final UI decisions
Paweł Durczok has come up with a design for the PlayStation 5’s user interface that has left a lot of commentators on this Reddit thread singing his praises. We have already had a couple of glimpses at the alleged UI for the upcoming PS5, and they could not be classed as revolutionary. Although Durczok’s design does seem to contain elements from the Xbox interface and the PS4, the overall appearance would be ideal for a next-gen console.
One of the design clips (see embedded video below) for the concept PS5 UI focuses on the game The Last of Us: Part 2. After scrolling through tiles showing images of the content in the game library, which can be organized by genre, the user can then access a particular title. A detailed information screen offers up facts such as how many hours have been played on the game, how much storage space it is taking up, how many add-ons there are, and even how many friends are in possession of the same title. There is a trophy progress bar and numerous other options for the user to select from, and save points can then be called up, or the PS5 owner can simply return to browsing the game library.
The talented designer has also come up with how the concept PS5 UI looks for highlighting store deals. The top menu bar offers choices such as “featured”, “just for you”, and “deals”. By selecting the latter option, the user can scroll through a tile-based horizontal menu and browse through further deals when a selected tile expands. It looks intuitive and fluid, which is what the user interface for the PlayStation 5 should be – although there could be a bit more of the familiar PlayStation blue color palette on show. Considering the amount of compliments this concept PS5 UI has received, if it's not too late then the designers at Sony might want to have a look at it before the next-gen console’s user interface is finalized.