The PS5 is not even a year old right now, and that, combined with the fact that, unlike the Xbox Series X/S, it has a completely revamped user interface means that where the UI and its OS’ features are concerned, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Some of those improvements have already been incorporated, but it seems we can expect many, many more in the future as well.
Speaking in an interview with the official PlayStation Blog, PlayStation’s platform experience SVP Hideaki Nishino said that Sony has “a gigantic list” of improvements it wants to make to the PS5’s system based on the feedback it received for the PS4, and that there are many “interesting, exciting, fantastic” improvements that are currently in the pipeline as well.
“We learned a lot through PS4 and continue to learn about how players are using the system and how games are behaving,” Nishino said. “We know what is most accepted and most popular; what features are not used. So, we had a gigantic list of things before PS5 launch that we wanted to do. Actually, we dreamed of doing everything.
“Did I digest the whole list? I don’t think so, yet. But, there are interesting, exciting, fantastic ideas on the list. At the same time, we launched PS5. So, we are receiving a bunch of feedback from the community through social networks or system telemetry, as well as the media, my family, my friends. We have tons of lists of the feedback.”
Nishino also says that rather than just focusing on firmware updates, Sony also wants to keep tweaking more minor things and adding new features for users.
“Our updates aren’t just about the [major] firmware updates,” he said. “If you carefully look at the PS5 system, over the network we are changing the UX behavior quite often. Sometimes we do some customization for a certain group of people to see how these features are used. So, it’s dynamic now.”
Already, we’ve started seeing improvements in the PS5’s UI (like the Trophies being displayed vertically again), and if Sony continues to make changes in similar vein, fans should have plenty to look forward to.