Themes coming to PS4 with Update 2.0

The feature-packed System Software update 2.0 will bring themes to the PlayStation 4.

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Abash1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

Finally! Can't wait to customize the background of my PS4's interface

GarrusVakarian1496d ago

I'll probably be boring and just change it to a purple version of the current theme, lol.

Purple ftw!

Borma1496d ago

Nothing wrong with that at all. Personally I prefer Black as my background color. To me it makes everything pop. Looking forward to 2.0 firmware.

JoGam1496d ago

Or colors by month. Who remembers that?

guitarded771496d ago

I'm just sick of blue... I need some change.

Yi-Long1496d ago

I just hope European PS+ members will now get as much free themes love as the USA gets.

The USA gets lots more free avatars and themes than us.

jjonez181496d ago

I want the same flowing dynamic theme from the ps3. I would also like to be able to change the system background music.

Army_of_Darkness1496d ago

It's about time! I nearly sold my ps4 because of it! Gawd Damn I needs me customization! Lol

nX1496d ago

I hope there'll be dynamic ones like on PS3 where it changed the color depending on day and time... can't wait for v2.0!

Why o why1496d ago

Purple is my favourite colour....what a perfect colour.

Any news on folders?

GribbleGrunger1496d ago

I've listened to the podcast at that point three times now and haven't yet heard them talking about themes. Is the time stamp right?

Justoveraveragegamer1496d ago

Yeah I'm boring as well, maybe just brown or green

GTgamer1495d ago

Yesx 1 million good god I'm tired of looking at blueeeee ಠ_ಠ I want a DriveClub or theOrder Dynamic theme

guitarded771495d ago

@ Yi-Long

We haven't gotten free themes since Sony changed PS Plus to offer more games. It's been over a year I'm sure. I kinda miss the free themes and avatars, but whatever... at least we get more free games now.

We also used to get games released on a weekly basis. Now it's all at the same time like the EU. I don't like that. It was cooler getting something every week, and the download wasn't some absurd amount when spread out.

Conzul1495d ago

Purple is what I put my Vita backgrounds to. Would love it to match on my PS4 as well.

Army_of_Darkness1495d ago

Damn! So many disagrees lol! Bad sarcastic joke I guess :-p

LOL_WUT1495d ago

PS3themes who remembers that website?

Yea bring on the update! ;)

user14394141495d ago

Sony continue to make the PS4 better I love them :)

Sheikh Yerbouti1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

My favorite color is x-ray!

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Can't wait to have some dynamic ish if they have it. I miss having that funky roulette Dia Los Muertos theme in my living room during Cinco de Mayo.

SmielmaN1495d ago

I like to have a custom theme with a pic of mine for the background. For instance, my ps3 is the telltale games walking dead theme with a pic of me and my wife at lake Louise in Alberta. Feels like a personal thing that way. I've hated not having the theme option with PS4

HiTMaNHuntr1495d ago

I hope they have a pink theme for me. :)

Ares84HU1495d ago

PS4 slowly catching up with PS3 in terms of functionality but not there just yet.

XisThatKid1495d ago

YES LUKAS YES same here!

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Heisenburger1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

I would have killed just for the ability to make the background purple, like my ps3.


Edit: @Luke

Haha hell yeah brother! Purple ftw.

Why o why1496d ago

Fully fledge purple member reporting for duty

DeadlyOreo1496d ago

Ahh I want to be a purple member. Where do I sign up?

Ocsta1495d ago

Apparently purple denotes sexual frustration. Which is weird since Prince was as purple as the Jokers balls and he got more ass than a toilet seat.

GarrusVakarian1495d ago


Lmfao, epic comment.

+ bubbles.

Conzul1495d ago

Purple is also the traditional colour for "royalty"

Alexander1Nevermind1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

I'm also applying for membership in the Purple Lovers fan club.....My Forum name is a Prince is my PSN Name: Power-Fantastic (Feel free to add me for Diablo folks). Wait this isn't the Prince fan club thread.....

Sheikh Yerbouti1495d ago

Your User is a Prince song too I guess...? It's Spelled Like Prince made it for you. Use of capitol U and use of homonyms...

Mine is from a Zappa album. Both funky dudes...!

Kemo_Spear1495d ago

Proud member of the purple people clan checking in!

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iDadio1496d ago

Hopefully some of the theme websites start straight sway, some of the custom themes on the ps3 are very impressive.

I fancy a Bloodborne one.

macethedon1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

Don't get your hopes up as the link to the blogcast has been removed & this post on GAF seems to confirm that it was a mistake.

I hope this all just means that they want to do a proper press release for it, instead of just mentioning it on a podcast, Fingers crossed.

pwnsause_returns1495d ago

it probably has to do with the fact that they where not suppose to reveal that. i listened to the podcast myself this morning, and they where casually talking about it as if its happening.

im pretty positive that we are getting more features here than what was announced at TGS, and themes are probably one of them. this is a 2.0 update after all.

MYSTERIO3601495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

I hope we get the choice to use that wonderful watchdogs background.

mrmarx1495d ago

bubble me up if you will put boobs and booty on your bacground

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DonDon1496d ago

Would be nice to able to use the dynamic ps3 themes I already paid for and hopefully NOT have to repay for them. Also would be nice if the let us use our own background images. Imagine if we could use HD Gif files as dynamic themes! Or make our own moving image/dynamic themes from games using the share button...

DanielGearSolid1496d ago

You're joking right?

You want Sony to rewrite the code for each the thousands of themes to work on ps4.

And on top of that u want it to be free?

Be reasonable

spacedelete1496d ago

i've already paid for themes on PS3 so why should I buy them again ?

Eonjay1496d ago

It doesn't make sense because the theme was made for a totally different operating system.

DanielGearSolid1496d ago



You bought them to work on ps3... They work
Sony doesn't owe u anything

Spotie1496d ago

You paid for PS3 themes, not PS4 themes.

Get real.

DonDon1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

"Be reasonable"?

I am talking about any themes that already ARE planned to be re-released on ps4 (from ps3).

If for example, Sony re-releases the LBP2 sackboy theme for ps4 (re-engineered or not) than it would be nice if it were cross-buy. Why would I be opposed to getting it free? And if it isn't free, than I won't cry about it, I just won't buy it again. Like I said, I'd prefer an ability to make our own dynamic themes using video clips from gameshare, or .gif files.

Why is it that fanboys like you assume that people who have preferences (such as me) are somehow overdemanding by simply stating a scenario that they think is optimal to them? Me paying for old themes is not in my rational best interest. So I would rather be able to use old ones if it isn't too much of a hassle for Sony. If it is, than i'll concede and accept the ability to make my own themes via share button, background images or download gifs from browser.

Perhaps you're overreacting. IF its not a hassle for Sony than i'd like to be able to use my ps3 themes. If it IS a hassle, I am more than "reasonable" by asking that we be able to use our own pictures (like a windows PC would let us do).

I'm not making demands, i'm simply stating what I am hoping they will do by default. Fanboys like you need to be relax bro. Either way i'm happy as Sony has been excellent 4 generations in a row. No need to be defensive. Consider sunlight once in a while and staying away from n4g all day. Seems to make you very antsy.

Why o why1496d ago

You make a fair case don don but that doesn't mean people who believe you were being entitled are fanboys.....

Scatpants1496d ago

You wouldnt have to do that.

MonsterChef1496d ago

I bought several themes from Sony last generation with the mind set that these themes are not going to be ps4 compatible, I knew Sony was going to make the Ui appear basically everywhere and at anytime so I knew that a ps3 dynamic theme that is constantly running in the background waiting for you to press the home button makes no particle sense on ps4, however I hope they come out with some bad ass ps4 dynamic themes

jimjam34421495d ago

@spacedelete my nes cartridges wont work in my wii u, nintendo better give me free downloads and hd remakes cuz i already bought them.

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DanielGearSolid1496d ago

What about my comment qualifies me as a fanboy?

How did I overreact? Did I insult you? Or type in caps? Or use exclamation marks?

I just pointed out that it would unreasonable for anyone to think a purchase made for an older device, would grant you access to it on a newer device.

I didn't say anything about custom themes, so im not sure why you brought that up

thejigisup1495d ago

The best defense is an even better offense. You tell 'm.

Ziggy1231495d ago

I agree "It would be nice". And holy crap these guys replying are sensitive lol

Rearden1496d ago

It keeps getting better and better.

Si-Fly1495d ago

To be fair it's something we should've had from release ... But still, glad themes are finally on their way.

imt5581496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

Not bad at all. But i need folder option also. To many squares.

Does anybody heard anything about themes on 1:16:00 in that interview?

jwk941496d ago

I'm surprised we still don't have folder support.

Cryptcuzz1496d ago

We didn't know about themes being part of firmware 2.0 until now, so it's a good chance folders might be included as well.

RevXM1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

When we get themes it surely must mean that Sony have finalized and figured out how the OS is going to be.

Hopefully it will be some sort of ps4 optimized XMB.
The Ps3 xmb is really good just sayin, Ps4 speed with an updated full fledged XMB = awesome.
Doesnt have to be, but I hope it will be rich and intuitive nonetheless.