During a video demo of Blacklight: Retribution, which is above, the game crashed and the PS4 UI appeared. While it might not seem like much, there are a few interesting details to be found within the short section of undoctored footage.
Remember that this is footage from a test PS4 kit, so it’s not necessarily comparable to what the final PlayStation Dynamic Menu will look like, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Things such as the fact that the PS4 recovers from the crash without having to be restarted and that games are considered applications, so could likely run alongside other applications. There also seems to be something akin to Vita’s livearea, with “Connect to the Internet and view the latest information for this application” appearing below the title.
It appears that recording automatically starts once the game is loaded up, with a little video recording icon appearing in the top right when he attempts to boot the game after the crash.
Visually, it looks good – there’s an enhanced focus on the PSN Store, your friends list and even trophies, which all have icons across the top bar, with an additional space which appears to show that you’ll be listed by your first and last name rather than your PSN ID.
It seems to flow nicely too, switching between sections with zooming effects. Did you notice anything else?