“As it’s UI it’s practical first, but it’s a whole new visual language and a complete rearchitecting of the user interface,” says MacLaurin. He describes the OS as “more subtle than flashy, but no pixel is untouched.”
PlayStation 5 Console, DualSense, and Accessories
The PS5 UI and OS still haven’t been revealed other than a very brief teaser during the PS5 stream. The teaser featured an ethereal aesthetic similar to the one in PS4 and PS3. But other than that Sony didn’t show any of the menus or other UX features.
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X will likely keep the same dashboard as the Xbox One according to The Verge’s Tom Warren. “Microsoft is adding some additional stuff for the console features, but the UI and dash will be the same. Speed and [performance] will also be improved.”
For more, check out IGN’s PS5 and Xbox Series X comparison chart. Do you prefer a new updated UI, or would you rather keep a similar design as current-gen games?
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.