PlayStation 4 ‘connected’ user interface video

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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