There are also other social features such as community creation. Favorite Groups is a new section within the Friends app, and acts as a way to quickly access other people a user plays with most.
This feature is aimed at making it easier and faster to get into a game session with friends.
The Software Development Kit (SDK) is based on LLVM and Clang, which Sony has chosen due to its conformant C and C front-ends, C 11 support, compiler optimization and diagnostics.
The Play Station 4 uses the Play Station Dynamic Menu as its graphical shell, in contrast to the Xross Media Bar (XMB) used by the Play Station Portable and Play Station 3, as well as the Live Area used by the Play Station Vita and Play Station TV.
Recently played games receive tiles along with a number of mandatory items like the Live from Play Station and the Internet Browser applications.
Content icon customization and options on how to sort them would give players a way to mold the display to better suit their needs.
This gives gamers the ability to chat with other users whether or not they're playing the same title.
The PS4's sharing capabilities adds another layer to console gaming.This dynamic menu can alter itself so that there's as little time as possible between the users placing a game in the disc drive and the actual gameplay beginning.Play Station 4's user interface attempts simplicity as a priority.Second screen can be used to display unique content when playing games that support this option, but it should not be confused with split screen.The second screen may be used to show extra contents for example maps, alternate camera angles, radar or even playbooks in sports games.According to Sony, it is a "fantastically fresh augmented reality entertainment experience", which has been created by combining the light bar located on the front of Dual Shock 4 controller with the Play Station Camera.