PS5 start-up screen may have debuted during the Future of Gaming event

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Sony may have snuck a preview of the PS5 start-up into its Future of Gaming event on June 11. 

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The 13-second clip appeared somewhere in the middle of the show, and no one would blame you if you missed it (I know I did), especially amongst the ambient, shifting shapes and objects that were ultimately teasing the PS5 design reveal. In some cases, it was just a brief filler clip to tide you over until the next game reveal, but in the case of this specific vid, we may have seen the PS5 UI and start-up screen.

The clip begins with the same "See important health and safety warnings in the Settings menu" message that displays when the PS4 starts up, before transitioning into a collection of shifting particles lit up by rays of light. This could be a nice visual sample of the PS5's ray tracing ability.  Then "press the PS Button on your controller" pops up while a PlayStation logo pulses in the center of shimmering particles and the sound of string instruments gently swell before a single, short tone plays. I'm assuming someone pressed the PS Button. 

Again, it was an easy thing to miss considering the PS5 Future of Gaming event confirmed Horizon: Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil 8: Village, and so much more. Plus, the console itself was finally revealed, alongside the slightly-slimmer PS5 Digital Edition. It was a lot to take in over an hour period, and I bet we'll be unpacking it all for quite some time. 

Watch all of the PS5 Future of Gaming trailers here

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.