PlayStation Network to get a re-design

The PlayStation Network

There are various rumours that Sony is testing a design upgrade to their online market store, PlayStation Network. The aim of the new design is to de-clutter the screen with what sources are calling “an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections and rolodex lists”.

According to sources, “the revamped PSN also includes a new, live search method with results appearing as users enter characters rather than head off to a separate text-entry page, the report claimed.”

“When you select a film, for example, key details appear on the right of the screen, such as leading actors. Clicking through will take you to the actor’s page, where you can see all of their movies. The same exploration approach is taken with games, categorised by genre, publisher, developer and so on. Sony is readying a ‘deals of the week’ section too, making it easier to pick up bargains,”Reg Hardware wrote.

In terms of the colour scheme, it has also been suggested that the familiar blue background will be replaced by “ultra-bright colours on a black background.”

However, Sony is refusing to confirm the testing. “We don’t comment on rumours and speculation,” the company told Eurogamer.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor