Yesterday’s PS5 showcase was chock full of great games and some cool new reveals, as well as the price and release date of the PS5, but there was something noticeably absent: Any footage of the PS5 user interface.
Was it expected? That’s hard to say, but it surely woulnd’t have hurt to show players a sneaky peak of what they’re being asked to pay $500 for.
The evolution of the PlayStation home screen is interesting and it’ll be cool to see which direction Sony is taking with it. Will the PS5 home screen be the same as the PS4’s? Will it be more in line with the PS3 home screen? Or will it be a completely new concept? These are the answers that would have been answered had Sony shown the PS5 interface.
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to see it. In an interview published today on GamesIndustry.biz, Sony chief Jim Ryan was asked about the lack of PS5 home screen during the showcase. He didn’t shy away from the question, saying “we haven’t shown yet any of the user experience of the PS5, and there’s some really cool stuff to come on that.”
With the PS5 just 64 days away from release, there’s plenty of time for Sony to feed tidbits of information to the public. Let’s just hope that the crumbs are enough to sustain us…
While we didn’t get to see the PS5 home screen during the showcase, we did see plenty more. The big one that had many gasping for air as the show hit its final notes was the tease for God of War: Ragnarok. We also had our first look at the long-rumoured Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. Sony also announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales would be available on PS4 as well as PS5, a sharp turnaround from the previously held line of “next-gen only.”
Of course, we also got the good news that PS5 players who have an active PS Plus subscription would be treated to some free games available on day one. This has been dubbed The PS Plus Collection, and it carries with it a selection of the best PS4 games, including The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Battlefield 1. We also got a new Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8) trailer that’ll scare your socks off and confirmation that Fortnite will be a launch game on PS5.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)