Report – Sony “quietly testing” new PSN redesign

Tuesday, 5th July 2011 14:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony is currently “quietly testing” a new PSN redesign, according to a new report.

RegHardware said that the new look will “transform the online environment into a more image-driven layout along the lines of Xbox Live and Steam.”

It says that both the PS Store in games and movies are going to take an IMDB-like database approach.

A new deals of the week section is also apparently in the pipeline.

Looks like that blueish colour’s going out the window as well. RegHardware says it’ll be replaced by “ultra bright colours on a black background.”

All of this follows PSN’s downtime back in April due to an external intrusion.

SCEE told VG247 it wouldn’t “comment on rumours and speculation.”



  1. Bluebird

    PSN ≠ PS Store

    Your headline and intro is misleading.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. MadFingerz

    Ultra bright colours? My brain is already hurting…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    Please, no Avatars :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. strikkebil


    #4 4 years ago
  5. Bluebird

    ^See, this it what happens when your headlines aren’t clear. Everything in the original post reads like it refers only to the Playstation store, not the XMB or even the basic online functionality.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lounds

    about time, PS store is worst laid out of the online stores, Steam is the best.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    I don’t expect something revolutionary here in the system that can’t even do proper multitasking.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    What does that even mean in this context?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Frank17

    wow only took years to re do this

    #9 4 years ago

    “transform the online environment into a more image-driven layout along the lines of Xbox Live and Steam.”


    Way to admit that you think you’re not as good as the competition…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @1 The headline ist basically the same as in the original post “Sony quietly tests PlayStation Network revamp”

    Anyway, a redesign is definitely needed.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    You wait ages for a xbot Troll & then 2 come along at once…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Peetry

    I like the layout fine, ‘image-driven layout’ makes me think that we’re idiots! I’d like the the option to retain the current layout

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Bluebird

    @11: True, but that doesn’t make it less misleading.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Frank17

    seems sony a couple years late on this… o wait its 2011 and no party chat?? SONY = JUNK

    #15 4 years ago
  16. neon6

    Shame they didn’t say when.
    @12 You mean 3.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. xino

    as long as we can see pictures, videos, preview before downloading an item.
    they really need to work on that

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    Those facilities already exist – it’s down to the content providers to actually supply then though.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Noodlemanny

    Good Cos I don’t like it. Its so much easier to find everything Xbox live. Don’t like the sound of bright colours on a black background, not exactly complimentary.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Welcome to new PSN

    #20 4 years ago
  21. sg1974

    @10 Where does Sony say that all i see is a quote from a website. But Troll likes to troll.

    But if they did say thas its no more proof they admit to not being as good as the competion as MS is when they start doing everything they used to crtiticse of their competitors (cartoon avatars, motion contrl, 3D, non-gaming applicatons…)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. NightCrawler1970

    I don’t know why they have to redesign the PSN, for some people is annoyed, for other people, S.S.D.D. i bet Sony will come with an update… 3.67 :D

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Johnny Cullen

    Sony’s given a no comment.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gama_888

    @7 Oh yeh, because i never sit at my Ps3 and browse the internet with my music playing aswell, Name another console that can do that?? :P

    Anyways a re-design sounds great, Psn isnt really the easiest interface to use.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    So, we will have demos for everything on sale now ala XBox Live Right? Oh…nevermind.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. NoxNoctisUmbra

    When Sony gives no comment, means they are up to something. If this was false, they would simply say, currently we are not working on anything for the PSN makeover or redesign.. etc etc

    #26 4 years ago
  27. osufan21

    In-Game Chat Maybe? Hopefully?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Kuwabara

    Fuck i hope it doesnt change. I like the simple clean look, unlike the xbox store which is over done!

    #28 4 years ago

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