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Check this video for the PlayStation 4 interface

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Now if there is one thing we’ve learned covering video games is that you should never take these canned video’s as proof of what a system will offer. Hey anyone remember the Kinect scanning in the kids skateboard?

But if this video is to be believed and this is how the PlayStation 4 UI will work then we are all in for a treat.

Things I saw which are awesome

  • Digital Downloads
  • Split into Single Player and Multi Player
  • cross game chat
  • Queue download from mobile device
  • Share video
  • instant game swtiching

Microsoft are offering most of these on the Xbox One but Sony has always been someway behind Microsoft when it comes to UI, have they managed to catch up or this simply PR gumph?

Last Updated: June 11, 2013

13 Comments

  1. Rinceyouropinion

    June 11, 2013 at 12:21

    I don’t got that… Le Sigh.

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  2. Lardus

    June 11, 2013 at 12:21

    “Instant game switching” – for those days you cannot decide between Mass Effect 1,2 or 3!!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 11, 2013 at 12:33

      I like the idea of what Microsoft announced where I can play Dust while waiting for my Gears matchmaking to find the perfect match. Then giving me a countdown and swapping over

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      • Lardus

        June 11, 2013 at 12:40

        If one has interwebz for online play LoL. But it does sound really useful for that scenario.

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  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2013 at 12:22

    Microsoft always had the edge UI wise, especially given how optimised their OS is, but if SONY has caught up with them, that’s definitely shocking. I honestly don’t know what to say, but I think for now, I’ll say PR stunt… ;p Unless, we see the PS4s UI in action… i.e. in stores… or at home.

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  4. Dean

    June 11, 2013 at 12:25

    Is joining clans now a sexual innuendo, or did I read too much into this?

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  5. Toothmassacre

    June 11, 2013 at 12:27

    Anyone here know whether the system will support something like MS’ party chat?

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    • e1ace

      June 11, 2013 at 12:35

      Yes. Party chat has been confirmed. Nothing else has really been announced.

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 11, 2013 at 12:31

    Gotta admit the Mobile app idea is cool. Very much like what steam allows.

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    • Khulani Ndlovu

      June 11, 2013 at 12:38

      Definitely cool, if i can just get the game on my PS4 system by just using my smartphone, that’s so cool, 😉

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  7. Nick de Bruyne

    June 11, 2013 at 13:28

    I absolutely loved what MS showed with background matchmaking, thats really super cool that I can, for eg, wait for a Forza lobby to be found while I’m busy playing something else, then just quick swap into it when its ready. Very cool!

    I think the PS4 looks fantastic though, but what the heck was up with that whole love story between that dude and the chick. It had me all tense at the beginning of act 3, not sure if I needed to go grab a box of Kleenex for the finale!?

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  8. HvR

    June 11, 2013 at 13:29

    Why all the friend sharing, totally removes deniability.

    *HvR just purchased Backdoor Slut 9 RPG: Ride to College*

    Aaah , goddamit.

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  9. iPrimal

    June 12, 2013 at 02:44

    cool, in theory, but we’ll see how it pans out.

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