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Upcoming PlayStation 5 hands-on event in Japan could reveal more about the PS5 UI and other "really cool stuff"

The PlayStation 5 will be released in Japan on November 12. (Image source: PlayStation)
The PlayStation 5 will be released in Japan on November 12. (Image source: PlayStation)
The PlayStation 5 console will be offered up to some fortunate Japanese vloggers as part of the YouTube Gaming Week that is coming up soon, with the PS5 hands-on giving the potential for a full UI reveal among other things. SIE boss Jim Ryan has stated that there is some “really cool stuff” to be shown off in regard to the user experience.

A PlayStation 5 hands-on has been offered to some well-known Japanese vloggers during the upcoming YouTube Gaming Week, which is scheduled to run from September 24 to October 4. The lucky chosen few will get an opportunity to “experience” the PS5, although the exact details of what the YouTubers will have access to have not been given.

Unsurprisingly, this had led many to believe this would be an ideal opportunity for Sony to finally show off the PlayStation 5 UI, which has apparently been completely overhauled from the aging software used on the PS4. Jim Ryan has been talking about the next-gen console to GamesIndustry.biz, and he made these interesting comments about the user experience:

We haven't shown yet any of the user experience of the PS5, and there's some really cool stuff to come on that. Within that, as the PS5 feature set becomes more sticky, and the way people make games are becoming more clever, more interesting... there will be opportunities for greater engagement, and greater time spent on the platform.

There has been a glimpse at the start-up screen for Sony’s next-gen console, but beyond that we have only been left with some admittedly excellent fan-made concepts for the PS5 UI so far. Fans are expecting a lot from Sony in this regard, with increased integration with games and services requested, and even the possibility for access to “instant demos” that would certainly be a highlight.

PlayStation 5-related videos created by the Japanese vloggers will go live from 6 pm (JST; 5 am ET and 10 am BST – additional time zones here) on Sunday, October 4.

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PS5 hands-on in Japan. (Image source: PlayStation)
PS5 hands-on in Japan. (Image source: PlayStation)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-24 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.