PlayStation Europe community manage Chris Owen posted the pics of the unique new UI on his Twitter, giving many of us our first look at the various menus and options the PlayStation 4 will offer. The old XMB wasn’t a terrible interface, but it wasn’t always the fastest way to navigate. The way the PS4 breaks its various menu components down appears to make it much easier to find what you need quickly.
In addition to the console layouts of things like the Home screen, the Editing screen and the What’s New screen, Owen also provided a look at the mobile versions of Sony’s interface. Second screen connectivity is shaping up to be a huge part of the next generation consoles, and with the PS4′s remote play options, a good UI on tablets and phones will certainly come in handy.
We have are screenshots of the Home Screen, What’s New Screen, Gallery Video, Live Stream, Profile Page, Share Menu, Video Edit, and Messages Screen. The colors and the overall look and feel remind me of the user interface of the PlayStation 3. The home screen shows games you played along with videos and other content that the player might be interested in.
The What’s New page shows off new games, video, and other content that players might enjoy. The Gallery Video page is where users can go to watch individual video clips uploaded by friends and other PS4 users.
The Live Stream page is the place where users can live stream their video gaming prowess from within supported games. Visitors to the page can join the session or interact on the same page. The Profile Page shows the user’s name, gamer tag, trophies won, and a lot of other information about what they’re playing now along with the ability to message the user and chat with them.
The Share Menu allows players to upload video clips, screenshots, or broadcast their live game play. The Video Edit screen also gives us a glimpse of how you’ll be able to edit your game videos on the console before you share them.