One of the most exciting things about a new generation of consoles is seeing how a system’s user interface looks and works. Although the PS5 UX looks modern, it’s a step backwards in some ways when it comes to features. Fortunately, a new system software update brings some much-needed additions.
Make the announcement on the PlayStation BlogSony has revealed that “our second beta of PS5 system software kicks off tomorrow with new ways to personalize your console experience through party chat, Game Base, and accessibility settings.”
The list of features is long, but some of the most interesting include:
- When starting a party, you can now select either an open party or a closed party:
- You can now add a player to a party or create a new party directly from Game Base in Control Center. You can also send text messages, quick messages, pictures, video clips, and view group shared media from this card.
- You can now filter your game collection by genre, allowing you to quickly find specific types of gaming experiences.
- You can now keep any games or apps you choose on your home screen by selecting “Keep Home” with the (options) button.
- You can now display a total of 14 games and apps on your home screen.
- The visual design of trophy cards and trophy lists has been updated. You can also see suggested trophies to earn on the trophy tracker and access them from the control center every time you play a game.
- You can now use voice commands to find and open games, apps, and settings, as well as control media playback on the PS5 console (tthis feature is currently available in English for beta participants with US and UK registered accounts)
The full list of changes – which is HERE – is even more comprehensive and comes with some really useful improvements. Hopefully Sony continues to improve the UX of the PS5 at the current rate.
KitGuru says: What do you think of the PS5 UI? What changes do you still want to see? Are you excited about this update? Let us know below.