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Playstation (Sony) is a strong brand, and has certain values and styles associated with it. Since their soft rebranding during the PS4 era focused a bit more on simplicity, and clean shapes and language, I tried to use these aspects in my designs.
Users don’t want to be bothered by the user interface of a game console, but rather empowered to play (and sometimes see their achievements, etc.). Because of this, I tried to put the main focus on the games, and adapt this to the background as well, making it seem like the user is already in the game.
The interface should be intriguing, but not overwhelming. The information should be clearly layed out and grouped into sectors, making it easy for users to direct their focus to the section of the screen they are interested in.