• Replying to a LinkedIn post, PlayStation VP of US Design Matt MacLaurin revealed that the user interface of the PlayStation 5 may be revealed soon
  • MacLaurin revealed that the UI of the PS5 will be a 100% overhaul of the PS4 UI
  • Though he was vague on other editions, including a black one, of the console, those will likely come though not by the holiday 2020 launch

Following last week’s revelation of the PlayStation 5 as well as several game trailers, many are now awaiting more tech specs regarding the unit and that news may be next.

The user interface of the PS5 will likely be revealed soon according to PlayStation Vice-President of UX Design Matt MacLaurin. He was replying to a post on LinkedIn, which was then verified by Tech Radar.

“You’ll see our stuff soon,” MacLaughlin teased on the post. He then responded to another post, saying “We’ll show more of the OS soon!”

Regarding the anticipated user interface of the PS5, he notes that it will be “a 100% overhaul of PS4 UI and some very different new concepts.” Asked why the PS5 console is bigger and bulkier, "'Thermals," MacLaurin responded. "This gen is little supercomputers. While the 7nm process delivers amazing heat performance for the power, the power is very extreme."

Meanwhile, an image came out on the same day of last week’s PS5 event that had the console colored in Miles Morales’ black and red Spider-Man colors, fueling speculation that the unit could have a variant colorway. “Maybe,” MacLaurin said when asked about the possibility of a black PS5.

"While this is the flagship/reference, you can count on even more beautiful (and hopefully radical) special editions. Also, leave the black rectangles in the media center and keep this one in the open," MacLaurin said. Tech Radar suspects that a black PlayStation 5 is all but a certainty, although it would be surprising to see that in time for the holiday 2020 launch.

When the old PS3 was replaced by the PS4, it was hailed as a massive jump, thus many are curious to see how big the improvement will be from the PS4 to the PS5. A number of hardware features in the new console are also expected, including a Share button, something the UI design will likely consider overall.

Although there was some disappointment that Sony did not discuss price points, set release dates, and hardware capabilities last week, that didn’t stop the company from grabbing headlines as buzz surrounding it has flourished. Hopefully, MacLaurin’s comments point to the right direction as far as where the PlayStation 5 is headed.

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Sony released this picture on June 11 of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, without revealing pricing or a launch date. Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.