Themes coming to PS4 with Update 2.0

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Something PS4 owners have been clamoring for since the system’s launch last November are customization options including themes to make your XMB more personal. Well at Gamescom Sony announced System Software Update 2.0 which would bring SharePlay among other features to the platform.

As for the other features, it looks like one of those will be themes. The PlayStation Blog crew was discussing the update on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast and 1 hour and 16 minutes into the episode, they announced that themes would be making their way to the PS4 in this update.

They didn’t share if this would mean dynamic themes or static themes, but themes in general will offer a nice break from the static blue background of the PS4’s XMB.

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  • Master Chief

    At this point, any type of theme is awesome as I miss my old school Matrix theme from my PS3!

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    • http://PlayStation.com Shuhei Yoshida

      We miss it too!

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      • AVJ

        When will there be a sale on the price of PS Plus again?
        Or buy 12months get 3 months free promotion :-D

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  • Yohan KillSwitch

    Yessss!

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  • Flex360

    they pushed out the system with an unfinished OS

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    • Frdjck

      Modern console OS are never finish, you are right. Thanks for the positive comment about the PS4. Your love for Sony can’t be hidden anymore because you are affirming that they have done a good jobs. Every comment should be positive like yours. :-)

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    • andy

      But it still had basic functions like battery indicators and System Storage viewing capability. People with the other console had to wait for 3 months for this “feature”

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    • dsDoan

      Competition has both pros and cons. A great con is release of incomplete products.

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  • Kurokawamizaki

    Ohh I really look forward for this

    And if I where yo guess on when we will get 2.0, I would guess on the day PS4 have its first birthday *day of release*.

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  • TomDobo

    Well this is good news. I hope they are dynamic.

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    • http://PlayStation.com Shuhei Yoshida

      :)

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  • Raoh shiro

    Hopefully when they do bring dynamic themes they make them all 3d based or 2d with high resolution textures, because a lot of themes where of questionable quality!

    With the PS4’s dedicated system CPU power we should get some really good animated themes!

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    • http://PlayStation.com Shuhei Yoshida

      You’ll be impressed I think.

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      • Raoh shiro

        I like your attitude! That sort of confidence is why I have faith in Sony products!

        You can’t have lead without determination, you can’t succeed without motivation, you can’t have quality without assurance, and the president of Sony has just that!

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        • Oag0

          Not the real Yoshida, look at him twitter link

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          • Trozay

            No no, don’t pop his bubble. He is happy. Let him be happy ;)

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      • freddy_uk

        Hey shuhei:) can we expect pause/resume feture on 2.0 or bit soon stil? l:) loving the ps4 btw!

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  • CrusaderForever No Regret

    Yes, Uncharted Drake’s Fortune theme how I missed thee!

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    • Stephen Furlong

      There probably wont be themes for games on previous gen…..

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      • Mark

        If it’s like last gen you can use any image you want as your wallpaper though… plus download user created themes online.

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    • Aaron Tidball

      Right? I have been using the Infamous theme on my PS3 for years and all that blue wears me out!

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  • PS4WiiURocks

    Sounds cool

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  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Please be dynamic themes!

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  • CCM

    Quite obvious they’ll be dynamic themes considering the default, stock blue theme is itself dynamic.

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  • Rinslowe

    Good. Very good.
    :)

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  • Gary92

    About time we get to have themes for our beloved ps4 later this year probs Nov 18th or around that time, ofcourse they will be dynamic, but even changing the colour of he original would be a nice touch since the blue is really outdated hope there will be different therapeutic music options related to themes also!

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  • http://bu3ouf91.tumblr.com/ Vincent

    Congrats

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  • Bob

    DLNA AND HBOGO JESUS CHRIST WHY AM I STILL WAITING

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    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Cause the world doesn’t revolve around you Bob.

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  • http://PlayStation.com Shuhei Yoshida

    It was a mistake, got revealed too soon! That’s why we took down the blogcast. Sorry!

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    • Avin1973

      It’s fine, that can’t be soon enough.

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      • Ofek Sharon

        This isn’t the real Yoshida man… He’s got 1 follower…

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  • TranceFormerFX

    This is awesome news!

    Bring on a Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition theme!

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  • fuckk ps4

    What, pictures of turds for backgrounds? LMMFAO

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    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      No we dont have any pictures of you.

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  • NL37

    Let the lordeth be praised! hallelujah!!
    All must bow down to our beloved saviour mark cerny

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  • Midori Inaba

    I really wanna use my own background image. I hate that… blue nothingness >:T

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  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Sweet keep bringing the good stuff Sony.

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  • Mark

    Great news! Bring on 2.0!

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  • TheTru Cypher

    Finally !

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  • Mauro Preite

    whatever! they so busy with the social bullshit its still far from what ps3 can do

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  • Mauro Preite

    multimedia/dlna is not as important as themes to them,you see you have to pay for themes

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    • Human@Play

      Console came fully equipped with $based online services ready to take more money. Its better to prepare for the worst with both SONY and MS, I really want to see the day when steam machines force them to change their greedy ways.

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      • demfax

        At the end of the day someone has to pay for those servers. “Community run” PC game servers have their drawbacks too.

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        • Human@Play

          Thanks I didn’t know that about steam, been a console gamer most of my life so haven’t done too much research on steam (shame on me). Also it turns out the inclusion of PS4 themes is just a rumor *smh*.

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  • Lee Smith

    what about viewing trophys while off line like ps3 that’s the only feature I am missing, please sony

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  • http://www.peterjohnpeters.com/ GTPete

    Here we go

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  • benbenkr

    Yes, keep bringing all these minor features when no-brainer ones like batch queue download and manual download pause is forgotten.

    Incompetent Sony programmers.

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  • kyle123

    Can we get some advertised features such as party video chat?

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  • Mauro Preite

    Ha! Wrong not even themes,just social bullshit ,still no dlna/multimedia

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  • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania

    Finally! Now I can use my MLP wallpaper… I mean…. SOMETHING MANLY LIKE.. CALL OF DUTY!!… Damn it.

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  • Rob

    But Sony corrected this and said it was an error like a day later, which you did not update. I still think its coming out before next year though .

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  • Aaron Tidball

    I’m pretty sure they edited the podcast to cut out the part about themes and have said since that 2.0 won’t have them.

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  • RAGE

    any way you could release an update for backwards compatibility for ps3 to ps4

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  • BerryFlinger

    Themes are dumb and clutter up the screen. Keep uniformity with a choice of color only. Future screen shots will look like the hundreds of Linux versions that are off putting with lame personal myspace type backgrounds.

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  • Mrclever

    when?

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  • Dylan Van Leuven

    These themes will be amazing!!!!!!!!

    On a side not, I love the PS4 and everything about it, except the controller. Now the feel for the controller is better than the Xbox 360’s controller in my opinion, but mine and some other’s I’ve heard from are falling apart. The analogue sticks’ (left one mainly) rubbery cover seems to be quite sensitive and it is falling off. Now I am overly protective of my controllers, and never press the buttons or move the sticks exceedingly hard, but this happened to both of my controllers. If there is any cover or protective accessory I could buy then someone please tell me. Can’t wait for this update though.
    If I ever buy an Xbox One, I will tell the Kinect “Xbox, turn on PS4, then get the red rings of death!” (although the red rings of death are only on the 360)

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  • fred

    o no is not

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  • Steve Brain

    Seriously how hard is it to make a console background changeable? Wake up Sony.

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  • Honja

    I’m assuming we can change the background image separately from the preset themes like with the PS3? I’ve got some awesome space pictures on my memory stick ^^

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  • Chet-The-Threat

    When is update 2.0 anyway?

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