Joel Taveras writes, "PlayStation fans looking to bring themes to their PS4, can now look forward to the upcoming 2.0 update."
Loads will be happy now lol
I really realy miss my PlayStation 3 theme!!! (dynamic Killzone 3 theme)
heheh im still using this badass darksoul theme in myps3 hopefully ill be able to transfer it to the ps4 https://www.youtube.com/wat...
@pedro The only way "PS became Xbox" is if Sony produced the technically INFERIOR console, had fewer first-party studios, was last place in sales...again, etc...Fact. FOR THE LAST TIME, enjoy whatever console you want, but stop deluding yourselves.
Heavy Rain theme for me, always loved that one.
Don't care about themes, how bout we get that media functionality?
@Forn The one raining in the dark alley? :D that was my of my fav, that and the White Knight Chronicles dynamics, flower and the fullmetal alchemist brotherhood :P
I really miss themes as well and have wanted them since launch. I'll be quite happy when we start seeing some badass themes again. I'm super happy about this
hopefully we can transfer themes from ps3
Hopefully we can transfer paid avatars too. Have em show up in our ps4/SEN download history so we can change them without a ps3. Miss photo albums too, saving my own custom wallpapers :/
I would like that too, but I don't see how it's going to work. Given both machines work on totally different architecture and os.
All the ps3's default Avatars are already on ps4, so there shouldn't be a tech issue. We know they work, just a matter of flipping the proverbial switch for the paid ones. I imagine they'd have to be made available on the ps4 iteration of the store first. They don't have any paid avatars for sale yet. Perhaps it'd be similar to how they can tell I bought flower on ps3, thus making the ps4 upgrade available for free. Custom backgrounds I imagine will happen eventually, especially since we can already save screenshots, and the ps3 did it with ease. Here's hoping
@ P_Bomb There's a big difference between icons that are stored as .pngs being supported on the PS4 and a dynamic theme designed for the PS3 XMB working on the PS4. I wouldn't expect the PS3 dynamic themes to work on PS4. That's okay though, dynamic themes made for the PS4 will probably look better than the PS3 ones anyway.
@pbomb, Through the PlayStation app on a cell phone you can put any picture on there... I haven't experimented with it too much, but if that avatar saved on your ps3, maybe you could put it on a flash drive? Then xfer to cpu then to phone, then upload? Just a thought as I don't know.
@prime Yeah, that phone app is great for uploading pics to your profile. Love it. Only drawback is only friends that accept 'real name requests' will see it, so the majority of my friend list won't. But I have two PS3s anyways, so I'll just keep changing them on there in the meantime as the paid/ps+ avatars do show up on my ps4 profile that way. @opengl Something tells me you might be right about old ps3 themes not being transferable to ps4. The xmb icons are different for one, as is the layout. Might conflict
I don't want to sound like a troll or anything, but isn't Sony milking these features for future updates? Like themes, mp3 support, pausing downloads, etc...
No mention of a user theme creator so I guess it's all about getting a few more beans out of our pockets.
I never once doubted Kaz & Co!
Never huh? Funny enough this should have been a standard feature from day 1. The PS3 had this for years. The way I see things is if you build something new (PS4), you don't take away good features that the previous version (PS3) had. You got something good that the people like, build on it. I'm glad that we are getting this too but I would have been happier with a audio and video player much more. That is also something the PS3 has and the PS4 should have had from day 1. Maybe I expect too much.....
It's about time. Both the Vita and the PS4 should have had themes at launch.
dynamic theme is f***ing awsome
yes, I want Uncharted theme like I used to have on PS3
Now we just need folders to organise the home page and all will be groovy.
Trust me.... that line on icons lining up is getting ridiculous...... lack of foresight on that aspect. Like you and many others, I hope they fix that soon.
And Music/Video/Image support
Don't lie to me again please! I hope they have a TLOU theme. Also I hope themes come out for X1 soon as well. I'd love to have a Master Chief theme in time for MCC
Finally. The update we've all been waiting for.
Not quite. It's a nice feature but media playback capabilities are more important tbh.
I have a Google Chromecast so media playback and youtube viewing on Tv is not a problem for me. Playstation themes is something i wanted on my Ps4 since day. But i get your point.
@zsquaresoff I have an iphone, mp3 player, ps3, amp, ect. Doesn't defeat the purpose of sony's ps4 not having a media player, but i get your point.
I know it, it is a great feature and I hope to an amazing themes like Infamous SS OR Destiny theme that will be freaking awesome ...
Destiny theme please!
I hope for another Fullmetal Alchemist theme for ps4
Nice. But will users be able to make their own for free and let others use their themes if they wanted others to? I don't want to pay to use a theme...
Hopefully they will. I like that we have the option to make our own icons/avatars for our psn accounts. Lets hope sony continue giving us the freedom
The PS3 had it. I doubt the PS4 will since we don't even have basic MP3 support that even the PS2 had...
It's official the ps4 hype train isn't stopping anytime soon ps4 ftw
I thought they said they canceled this from 2.0 update?
Lol I know but dont always believe what they tell you.
the last of us dynamic theme please make it happen! :D
that dancing cat needs to be in my ps4 background now D:<
Awwwww shoot! That's what I talking about. Hopefully the OS won't get any slowdowns.
Hey if the PS3 could handle it with fairly minimal slowdowns then it should be a Cake walk for PS4 so I don't think we have to worry about that.
Maybe they could use the idle cycles on the download handler chip to handle themes so that the OS doesn't have the overhead added to it?
Next gen keeps getting better..now give me a ffv release date..
Ami I being stupid or does it not actually confirm that the themes will be in 2.0? They seem like 2 different statements, just don't want to get excited for no reason I suppose
They won't be announcing a feature for a later update while there's already an update that is coming soon (2.0) if that's what you mean.
Sweet, IGN reported it too so seems fairly concrete Disagrees? It was a question, what's to disagree?
It is official on the PS Blog so you can get excited.
Bloodborne dynamic theme please. That would be kind of creepy but really cool.
My guess would be Xmas, PS4 seems to bet one every 6 months or so.
They should give awesome themes with game preorders!
Anything else we can expect from FW 2.00?
Share play. hopefully media playback and some kind of photo studie
The What's New menu is getting some changes..
Thats awesome. Hurry up MS. Im sick of my plain black background
Yeah it needs way more character. Funnily enough, my 360 background was a Halo 2 one :D
Haha yeah mate I was the same but with the Halo 3 theme
Will it bring folders too? Also, we need DLNA already.
I don't want stupid themes. I want promised launch features. Get your priorities right Sony!
Which launch features were promised that you're waiting on?
I want priority features; Suspend/resume (promised at launch). Partial downloads/pre-play (promised at launch). Folder organisation (common sense & lack of any pre thought). Download queue options (again, lack of any pre thought at all). DLNA/codec media playback (Xbox is now kicking Sony's ass in this department). MP3 playback (for something as simple as this & yet has not been added is a little embarrassing) You would think by the way Sony is handling this that its a team of 2-3 people working on these FW updates but in reality it's teams of hundreds, they should be pretty ashamed of themselves by now.
@1nsomniac What crawled out your ass this morning? Everything will come in due time. You have the patience of a three year old.
Partial downloads/pre-play (promised at launch). That already exists, has since launch.
Yes! This is huge. I loved creating wallpapers for the PS3. Now to continue that tradition with the PS4!
yup I'd much rather have a Theme creator than what is likely to happen.
Themes are nice and I'm glad they are coming to PS4, but I have to wonder how much time do people actually spend focusing on a background. Cake is good, but I'm all about the icing.