14/10/2020

A new PS5 leak reveals what the source touts as the first look at the user interface for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console.

  • The latest alleged PlayStation 5 (PS5) leak claims to show the consoles user interface.
  • If genuine, its our most detailed look at Sonys new console yet.
  • But its impossible to verify the authenticity of the image.

As the PlayStation 5 launch date approaches, rumors about the new console will spread like wildfire. The latest PS5 leak claims to give us our first look at the devices user interface.
Before reading any further, arm yourself with a few grains of salt.
PlayStation 5 Leak: Could This Be the Genuine UI?
A contributor named John Titor uploaded the image to the Slashleaks platform yesterday. In an accompanying description, he claims this is a photo of the PlayStation 5 user interface. He expects it to be the final version.
A new PS5 leak claims this will be the consoles user interface design. | Source: Slashleaks
The image, snapped presumably using a smartphone, doesnt raise any immediate red flags.
The apps are what youd expect from a PlayStation 5 console. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Now, Internet Browser, and Capture Gallery icons will be familiar to anyone accustomed to using a PlayStation 4.
There are no glaring problems with their graphics or alignment. The same applies to text placement.
Why Were Skeptical About This PS5 Leak
We have a few concerns about this PlayStation 5 leak. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP
The simple UI design does raise concerns, though.
Someone with modest graphic design skills could recreate the user interface as it appears in the leak. The PlayStation design team is accustomed to keeping the UI of each successive console simple, which makes ascertaining whether the PS5 leak is legitimate all the more difficult.
The garish turquoise wave below the app icons deviates from what wed expect from the PlayStation brands established color scheme. Dodgy contrast settings on the device taking the photo may explain this, though. If the UI is genuine, we imagine the colors arent as bright on a screen displaying rendered footage directly from a PlayStation 5 console.
Bear in mind that an elaborate PlayStation 5 hoax popped up last weekend. A YouTuber cooked up a relatively convincing video showing what appeared to be the PlayStation 5 boot-up sequence alongside the console itself. A second video exposed the footage as fake and detailed the work required to pull it off.
So well let you decide whether this new PS5 leak is legitimate or not.
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.