PlayStation 4 ‘connected’ user interface video
posted on 06.13.13 at 12:39 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Connect with friends, thumbs up statuses, join games.

A new promotional video for PlayStation 4 shows the system’s ‘connected’ user interface in action.

Upon start-up, you’ll see a list of horizontal squares, each containing games and other applications, and below that, a Facebook-like “What’s New” feed.

On the feed, you’ll see the latest updates from your friends and the network. Dragons and Cavalier (this is not a real game) might have just been added to the PlayStation Store. Or your friend Sarah might have just unlocked the Platinum trophy in Knack. You can “Thumps Up” her accomplishment, and from that same page, you can jump straight into the game.

If you’re having trouble getting past a certain area, you could put the game on hold and check out a friend’s video showing how they did it. Then, you can jump straight back in.

At one point in the video, a friend asks for help in Killzone: Shadow Fall. The user, who doesn’t own it, purchases it from the PlayStation Store, and is given the option to download the multiplayer or single-player mode first. He chooses the former to quickly assist his friend.

Multiplayer sessions are visible from the console’s user interface. The user sees three of his friends are in an open session of Killzone and joins the match straight from the OS.

Later in the video, a woman is shown watching a Killzone video a user uploaded from her phone, and sending a group message to her friends about it. From her phone, she then downloads Killzone: Shadow Fall to her PlayStation 4.

Watch the full clip below.

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  • DesmaX

    That video is fairly old, actually.

    The original has already 300,000+ views on youtube

    But, yeah, great interface. All that I wanted to do with my PS3

    • Sal Romano

      Well, it’s two days old, at latest, it seems. A lot of stuff coming in through my feed this past week and it’s easy to miss some stuff. Plus, my time after press conference day unfortunately hasn’t been as free as I’d have liked it to be.

      • DesmaX

        Fair enough. Must be chaos with the E3 going on.

        You’re doing a great job, keep it up

  • Dc1

    That music!

    Make me want to run around a barn…

  • SuperLuigi

    That is a great idea giving you the option of downloading single or multiplayer first. The vid was somewhat weird, but at least it wasn’t a creepy baby.

  • xMCXx

    God, I hate how people talk and act in those kinda ads.
    So unnatural and forced. xD
    Also, how can someone download Killzone: Shadow Fall in a matter of seconds?

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Maybe he’s got a T1 connection or something? I don’t know, but I thought it was funny how that guy expected him to help, despite having NO idea how to play the game, then he turns around and says, “Let me show you how it’s done.” when his friend gets owned.

      Wait a minute… If you can “show” him how it’s done, why the hell did you need a newb’s help? =3=

      • xMCXx

        That ad makes no sense, basically. xD

        • TetsuyaHikari

          You know what also doesn’t make sense? Someone downvoting your comments because they seem to hold some kind of hidden grudge against you, rather than judging the post for the content itself. How in the world someone could downvote the comments I posted before is beyond me.

          Well, keep on hating, haters. You think it’s helping, but you’re just giving me attention~<3

          • xMCXx

            Just ignore it. xD

      • bloodiOS

        His scheme was probably to trick his friend into playing Killzone, get him hooked so that they both become comrades-in-arms, closer to each other than ever before.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Lies. He plays Knack to get closer to Sarah Greene.

          • bloodiOS

            Let’s put it this way, the Killzone guy invited his friend to play Killzone because he knows his buddy been getting intimate with Greene through Knack. He wanted to win his bro back.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              Bros before hoes.

              Yeah, I can see that.

    • Raiyu

      “Also, how can someone download Killzone: Shadow Fall in a matter of seconds?”

      The power of the cloud.

      But it was probably faked.

      • Kazriko Redclaw

        They aren’t downloading the entire thing. They’re downloading enough to run the game and stream the rest of the assets in while playing. It also wasn’t a few seconds, he went off and played Knack more while the download was finishing enough to play.

    • Elvick

      Yeah, it’s weird.

      But the situations/examples are good ones to utilize the features of the PS4.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    The features are nice, but this was pretty awkward, lol.

  • Derpazu

    I thought there was a new one…but this was released days ago! Damn you!

  • King-Prodigy-X

    I wish they do a demo of the UI. This just show glimpses of it.

  • jeb

    Feels empty without nonspecific action figure.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    I’m not sure if this will be really necessary, but I think it’s cool! :)

  • Kazriko Redclaw

    Leaked? I’m pretty sure they showed this right at the end of their E3 event broadcast on UStream, and I thought it was on their Youtube as well.

  • Solomon_Kano

    You can select what part of the game to download first? That’s cool as shit.

  • DongT

    so damn cheesy, everybody is always constantly smiling in these game commercials lol

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  • DenjinJ

    I’m going Sony this gen, but ug… That looks like it was designed by Microsoft as part of their “Metro” design language. XMB was so quick, lightweight and intuitively easy to use. I don’t need screens full of photos to show all my options.

  • LordKaiser

    It looks like Xbox….. I want my interactive wallpapers.

  • artemisthemp

    It looks awesome, but the question is how close to reality this video is.

  • Sal Romano

    Sony officially shared this today, so I replaced the prev trailer with our new upload. Better quality now.