PlayStation 4 user interface details and images revealed
There's still some left before the official retail launch of next generation consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but that hasn't stopped the continuous inflow of information for both the devices. Now, there's some more information for Sony's PS4, related to its UI.
Recently, images surfaced on the Web showcasing the kind of user interface the PlayStation 4 will arrive with, and needless to say, they look like something that actually fits the next generation. The images for PS4's UI showcases stuff ranging from the messaging window, 'What's New' page, to a video sharing gallery and then some.
The social screen allotted for the PS4 also looks quite sleek and seems to built on the same design as that of the popular new websites popping up on the Internet every once in a while. The Group-messaging feature, seen above, also looks quite fresh, showcasing a nice little added feature for groups of friends to always stay connected together. There is also an option to create custom groups with unique names (ardent PS4 fans will know what I'm talking about).
Sony had already filled us in on the new console's UI back during the PS4 reveal this year. Sony stated that the new UI would replace the PS3 XMB (Cross Media Bar). Both the new design and feel for the console's UI also draw parallels to the freshly updated PlayStation Network Store on PS3, opposite the Xbox Dash Board.
Sony, at that time, had also announced some features of the new Sony Entertainment Network, including the revision made to the friend limit that will be increased from the previous limit of 100.
Additionally, it has also been reported that the PlayStation 4 has been given the green light by the FCC, signaling the retail version of the console has been approved for sale to American gamers. The same FCC document also shows that the PS4 is also capable of running in low temperatures.
The FCC, originally revealed via Engadget, mentions that a "max clock frequency" of 2.75GHz has been added to the document for the device, which gives fans an idea of how much power they can expect out of the console out of the box.
IGN was the first to pick up on the issue, stating that the PS4's operating temperature has been listed as being between five and 35 degrees Celsius, "which is cooler than the PS3. While Sony's current console is meant to run between 45 and 55 degrees Celsius, if it peaks at over 60 degrees you could encounter the infamous Yellow Light of Death, which essentially reduces your PS3 to a paperweight."
Sony's PlayStation 4 is set for late 2013 release for $399.