PlayStation 4 interface shown off in new screenshots

New PlayStation 4 images show off streaming tools, social features, and video sharing.

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Sony has released a new batch of screenshots showing off the PlayStation 4 interface in greater detail.

The nine images show off a variety of features, including the PlayStation 4's video sharing options, live streaming tools, and social feeds.

Also shown are images of watching a PlayStation 4 live stream via mobile, as well as browsing through game information from a tablet.

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 last week after months of speculation. The next-gen console will be available later this year.

For more PlayStation 4 information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

223 comments
Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

meh, steambox will have a much better interface than both the xbox and ps4. I will personally not be getting a games console at launch again since every games console I have had has broke on me after 2 years. I am going to wait for ps4 slimline. I never buy microsoft products anymore because they all suck

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

So I guess something similar to my gorgeous dynamic FLOWer theme will, at best, be all covered up by those tiles? Maybe it's just me, but I like the XMB. Simple, easy to navigate and well organized.

Karjah
Karjah

well no ads and free online play with some of the geikai features Sony has promised makes this all very compelling.  I just hope MS can keep up especially considering both the use of ads and paid service.


blakeney
blakeney

cool, looks like Xbox's without everyother block being an ad! OOOOshh come at me! :P

*it really does though*

GuitaristMatt
GuitaristMatt

Old screens, but cool. I don't know if I like the Windows 8 feel, but I like Windows 8.

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

Great, I can see the real comments now: Your play really sux! Can I see your boobs? This game is crap, and so on....

Depresso
Depresso

To me this releasing news in small instalments just underlines a terrible fear about the competition, not just MS but also tablets, pcs who knows what.

In any case I do not expect the next xbox to be that different from the PS4.

DarthLod
DarthLod

YAY...more crap cluttering up the dashboard I have NO use or care for!!!

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

is it just me or does this look a lot like the windows phone interface and xbox live's "windows phone-ish" dashboard?

holhardy
holhardy

OK thats nice but, So when are we gona see the actual console, launch titles, release date, prices, you know the important stuff???????

AliasterSlash
AliasterSlash

I kinda miss the times when the only interface you had was when you didn't put the disc inside to mess with your memory card -_-

keldarironfist
keldarironfist

XMB was just fine. I am sick to death of hearing about tablets, apps, social this and that. I want a fucking gamebox I put my PHYSICAL game discs in, period.

jark888
jark888

Those who think this is Xbox 360 interface copy. Try to think that this made with tablet friendly in mind.

LoganDaDestroya
LoganDaDestroya

That to me looks annoying to navigate, would much prefer something simpler like the XMB, it didn't take up a massive portion of the screen and you could easily get to where you wanted.

coolnewboy
coolnewboy

it looks like these dudes ar running up a mountain movement looks like sjit .... where is ADS ??

no hope for multiplayer .. singelplayer kicks ass

Ledah
Ledah

It looks pretty cluttered and a bit impractical, Sony will most likely change it with a new firmware later on.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Henry Bayle: 7 platinum throphies and you're level 17? I have 15 and I'm only lvl 14! It must be all them bronze trophies then, hmm?

tyrone20006
tyrone20006

do you reckon they will change it again once they learn of the xbox 720 dashboard

3D3
3D3

Still not the main interface.

WitIsWisdom
WitIsWisdom

This is cool and all but why are all the people in the pictures smiling with their eyes closed?  It must be pretty sunny huh?  lol

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

i dislike seeing pictures of others on my fucking xlb.

Boat3600
Boat3600

Looks like Sony learned from the whole "no-one uses PS3 with their friends" and over compensated by making everything about social interaction. 

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

The funny thing that often people forget about interfaces is that they tend to change it every year or so. I wouldn't worry about it now, I'm sure Sony firmware devs will find a more creative design post launch.

ajebuss
ajebuss

if they are smart they will sell the playstation with a headset included this time. 

alchie11
alchie11

Although I am not happy that the XMB is no longer in use, it is pretty clear the interface was made to be tablet and phone friendly (which the XMB hard is) above all else than trying to make it specifically for a television screen.

craigprime
craigprime

 Unoriginal, uninspiring, but does what it needs to...I guess.

maddog123
maddog123

it feels like Xbox. It better be user friendly!!!

pip3dream
pip3dream

Well, it looks OKAY.  The real test is in usability though.  

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Did they have someone from Xbox Live design this?

obsequies
obsequies

meh. as bland looking as the XMB is, its very quick and usefull

Bordonaro
Bordonaro

Looks like a cross between live and a social network.....they should keep the xmb

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

I can just build an equally as good gaming rig for less money, which can do more things. And I will be able to play brilliant games like elder scrolls online which consoles will never have support for :)

KBABZ
KBABZ

@holhardy I always thought it was what the console DID that was most important...

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@AliasterSlash Those were definitly the days. I rather like my Little Big Planet Theme on my PS3 dash though. Run Sackboy, run!

KBABZ
KBABZ

@keldarironfist PS4 has been confirmed to use discs as the main method of distribution.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@bio-hazardous

I think that's the PSN shop.

But I'm hoping the PS interface looks nothing like the XBL. I can't stress how ugly those big boxes are, and how horrendous such a thing is for navigation.

zhurnivuurg
zhurnivuurg

@KBABZ @holhardy 

Would you marry a woman without knowing what she looks like?  Also, there is a lot of info you can glean from the appearance of a console, such as the number and types of ports that will be on it, or the mysteries that can surround expansion bays.

KBABZ
KBABZ

@zhurnivuurg

I don't think that was the point. I wasn't referring to the specs of the console (the number of ports and an Expansion Bay will be listed on a spreadsheet), I was referring to the design of the thing.