A video, purportedly from Sony, leaked by YouTube user ArekkzG, seems to show off the PlayStation 4’s interface, and some of its special functionality. You can see the video below.
The video, which runs just over three minutes, shows a man turning on his PS4 with a quick push of the PlayStation button on the DualShock 4. His start menu on the PS4 shows (likely fake) games like Combat Plane 2 and Dragons and Cavalier, but it’s the very real game – Knack – that draws his attention. He sees that his friend Sarah earned the Platinum Trophy in Knack, gives her a thumbs up on her accomplishment, and then jumps into the game himself.
But our friend isn’t very good at Knack. So he downloads a video to see how Sarah completed some of the tougher parts of the game, and then jumps in and tries again for himself.
Later, another of this guy’s friends invites him to play Killzone: Shadow Fall. He doesn’t have the game yet, though, so he has to download it. According to the interface shown, he’s then given the option of downloading Shadow Fall’s multiplayer component first or the single player campaign. While he downloads multiplayer, he jumps back into Knack, messages with his friend Sarah and gets hassled by his friend playing Shadow Fall over his headset.
He eventually jumps into Killzone to play, at which point their friend Sarah sees over her smartphone that they’re playing. She buys the game remotely so it’s ready for her when she returns.
And thus, the video ends.
It’s unclear if this video is the real deal, of course, but it would be exceptionally difficult to fake DualShock 4 controllers, the interface, the gameplay, and all of the rest. Nonetheless, we’ve reached out to Sony to see if we can confirm the authenticity of the video, and to see if we can get a higher-res version of it.