PS4 Devs Explain PS4 UI Details

The PS4 UI video from Eurogamer Expo made rounds around the Internet last night, and it prompted a few PS4 devs to answer some questions and provides some details about the PS4 UI on the NeoGAF forums. Both a user named KennyLinder and another named Tidux—said to be PS4 devs—gave the following details that have been broken down into easy to digest bullet points thanks to Reddit user IceBreak.

The PS4 had undoubtedly, many questions left unanswered, but Shuhei Yoshida has been kind enough to be answering questions on twitter. It seems that now PS4 Devs are also helping too.

  • You can send friend requests via your real name or username.
  • Edit username shown in the video below is for your local name, and not for your PSN ID.
  • You can display both your username and real name at the same time.
  • You choose the first and last name. You do not have to use your real first and last name.
  • Leaderboards support both real names and usernames.
  • The UI can drop in and out of games fast like the PS Vita, runs in 1080p at 60fps, is “snappy as fuck” and “really neat to use”.
  • No word on customization with themes or other personalization.ps4ui
  • Game pages play in-game music similar to what happens on the PS3 when you highlight the game icon on the XMB
  • The start up screen is a blue background with a PS4 logo appearing on the screen, which then prompts the login screen.
  • If you select “overview” on the UI menu, it opens up additional information about the game like trophies, videos, and more.
  • No Playroom app on the current PS4 SDK. No folders either.
  • Pressing the PS button brings up the menu, while holding it brings up a controller settings menu.
  • On the SDK, you can save videos and screenshots locally on the HDD, then move them to a USB drive.
  • PS4 records gameplay at 720P at 30fps, screenshots at 1080P. However, this could change with the final product.
  • The PS Store is integrated natively into the UI. There is no separate app for it.
  • You can use the PS4 Camera to stream a pictire in a picture of yourself where you can live comment on your “stream”.

And here is the video that led to this discussion, where you can see much of the UI in action:

What do you think of the PS4′s UI so far now that you’ve read the details and seen it in action?

Source: Neogaf

  1. Archaga’s avatar

    So far, I like it. I like me some XMB and gridded UI. I’m just glad I chose a good username the first time around, seems many people were disappointed when they confirmed you can’t change it.

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  2. BlazingHaze74’s avatar

    That’sn cool. I can’t wait for my PS4!! :D

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  3. phant0mg33k.64’s avatar

    Now if it could only be that snappy on remote play you got yourself a deal.

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  4. BahamutBBob’s avatar

    “The PS Store is integrated natively into the UI. There is no separate app for it.”

    So they realized they were wrong removing this feature from the PS3 and gave it back to us with the PS4? Excellent.

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  5. svenn’s avatar

    Cool, looks better then the lame-ass vita XMBC; I loved the xmbc on PSP allot.

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    1. Kro’s avatar

      They can change the vita UI via update if they wanted.

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    2. Archaga’s avatar

      I say we petition to have them at least give us the option to use an XMB theme on the Vita.

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      1. 110706’s avatar

        svenn Of course Vita has a lame-ass XMBC. If Sony wouldnt have developed Vita with PS3 security like, we would have already had CFW for it.

        What that means? awesomely custom CXMB for it. CXMB theme’s for PSP blows Vita UI out of the water. Sadly it’s almost 2years already since Vita release and we have nothing about CFW. Modding community played a big role in PSP success. Everyday i woke up back then, i opened up the browser and found a new cool exciting app for PSP CFW. Kudos to everyone who created superb, wonderful apps for the PSP.

        Damn…

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        1. Techni’s avatar

          XBMC = XBOX Media Center. Which I’d PAY to use on Vita.
          Vita’s menu is called LiveArea

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  6. compccs’s avatar

    have they anywhere shown where in the menu you can go to play videos or stream files thru dlna? all ive ever seen is essentially the “game” menu… i assume it will happen but i dont think they have officially announced anything either…

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  7. Techni’s avatar

    -Game pages play in-game music similar to what happens on the PS3 when you highlight the game icon on the XMB
    Damn. I disabled that on my PSP. Makes things load faster. Although PS3 (and hopefully PS4) didn’t need the boost.

    -No word on customization with themes or other personalization.
    Dang.

    -No Playroom app on the current PS4 SDK. No folders either.
    ARG! There’s no excuse for no folders! The launcher I made from scratch has folders! ITS EASY!!!!!

    -The PS Store is integrated natively into the UI. There is no separate app for it.
    That’s good. That means it’ll finally work with RemotePlay again

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  8. NNNRT’s avatar

    That’s the best GUI I’ve ever seen! :P

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