Themes coming to PS4 2.0 update [Update]
posted on 08.15.14 at 04:02 PM EST by (@salromano)
Leaked on the latest PlayStation Blogcast.

PS4 Theme Mockup

(Above: A fan-made mockup of themes on PlayStation 4.)

Themes are coming to PlayStation 4 via system software update 2.0, the latest PlayStation Blog podcast reveals.

“There was the system software update 2.00, which is going to bring a lot of cool new stuff,” PlayStation social media manager Sid Shuman said. “Themes, PS4 getting YouTube support, not only an app, but you’ll be able to broadcast onto YouTube… and the big one is Share Play.”

Sony announced the latest PlayStation 4 system update during its Gamescom press conference this week. It did not announce themes, but it did promise more features to come.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

Update: Sid Shuman has posted an update on NeoGAF.

“Hi guys – Sid from the Blogcast here, just wanted to confirm that this was in error and the show has been corrected,” Shuman said. “Sorry for the mixup! We’ll keep you posted on any news related to PS4 themes in the future.”

It’s possible Shuman spoke earlier than he was supposed to. Again, there are more features planned for 2.0 that have not been announced. And if forum insiders are your thing, a mod-approved NeoGAF insider said themes are a thing for 2.0.

  • bloodiOS

    Yay! I will finally be able to display my customized pornstar theme now? Please?

    • MasterSensei

      *Salute*

  • Pyrofrost

    Gimmie a PS4, FFXIV theme now!

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      You’d never look at it cause you’ll be in the game :P

      • Pyrofrost

        The story of my life xD

  • Hinataharem

    Oh yessss themes!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oho.

  • HoeRak

    Still can’t pause my downloads. Thanks Sony.
    #4theplayers my ass

    • ayb_91

      Lol. Unbelievable.

    • Six

      Greatness Awaits.

      As do basic system features.

    • Elvick

      There is no logical connection there.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      They really should add some kind of feature for this, no doubt.

  • PrinceHeir

    So about wallpapers and custom avatars? :P

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      That’d be nice, no more PS3 for me so I can’t change my DanganRonpa avatar

  • Six

    Glad to see these consoles still getting features they should have shipped with.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Well Sony’s approach worked although it was a barebone system they took the lead which is what they cared about and can pickup after

      • Elvick

        That would imply MS launched with mor or complete… which it didn’t. It failed at things the 360 excelled at. And it was useless out of the box. And every PS4 feature Sony announced that MS also ended up having, worked worse (installs) or came later (streaming).

        To even imply Sony rushed out to get ahead is hilarious. Sony set the pace, MS gimped along trying to keep up. Either console couldve released later with more features, but the industry and consumers wanted to move on. Sales are evidence of this fact.

        • Alter

          yeah, PS4 did digital pre-load, pre-order, and purchase game via mobile app first.

        • Six

          “The system is missing basic features”

          “But it’s selling so well! And lol Microsoft!”

          Uh huh.

  • 罪罰

    If I can have grorious anime wallpapers then it’s cool.

  • Akari Akaza

    Finally! Anime wallpaper for my PS4….o(^-^)o

    • MasterSensei

      Hmmmm, I wonder what anime wallpaper you’re going to have? xD

      • Shippoyasha

        An invisible wallpaper?

        • Alter

          shima-pan ? LOL

          • Franggio Hogland

            That is horrible….but kinda funny :)

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    this is the best 2.0 update :D

  • Gigus

    Meh, I just wanna be able to arrange my content and manually pause downloads on my system. I really hope they pull through with this 2.00 update.

    • Anime10121

      And folders! That’s all I REALLY want as far as an update goes myself…

      • Gigus

        I think “folders” count as arranging stuff around XD. Well thats just me I guess lol.

        • Anime10121

          Lol, I thought you meant just being able to put your tiles in the order they’re supposed to go in XD

          But yeah, one more thing I thought about BEING ABLE TO DELETE SHIT OUT OF MY FUKN LIBRARY :/

          • Gigus

            I think the library seems to act as a download list just in case users might want download something again which I don’t really have a problem with. They should have subcategories since it is a “library”. Get it? Since its a library? Lol lame pun XD.

            • Anime10121

              Yeah it seems the library is the PS4’s download list…but I’ve always had the same issue with the download list, in that once you get SO Much crap on there, its hard to find any one particular download if you want to redownload it later. They need a way to organize it :/

              • Zackasaur

                Yeah, that would be nice. A Downloads search function would be a huge help, especially on PS3.

              • Gigus

                Like I mentioned subcategories, friend, subcategories ;]. From “a to z”, genres, recently downloaded, monthly download and etc.

                Another thing I want them to fix is the IGC. It irritates me that I can’t purchase games that are ridiculously cheap that are on igc so I can permanently own them.

  • pixxxelz

    I don’t really care about themes but YouTube support would be nice;
    Now the question is when is update 2.0 gonna come

    • Zackasaur

      This Fall. c:

      • pixxxelz

        Hopefully on time for destiny :D

        • Zackasaur

          That sounds hawwwwt… But awfully soon!

          Btw, the stuff you saw in the Destiny beta barely touches how awesome the game gets. c;

          • pixxxelz

            Haha as long as its out before 2015,
            I know those trailers they showed at gamescon build my hype through the roof

            • Zackasaur

              Agreed. :D

  • BossTuff

    Those themes look pretty slick that’s for sure. Can’t wait to see what they come up with. This 2.0 update is something to look forward to in 2017…

    • Solomon_Kano

      We haven’t seen any yet. The above is just a mockup.

      • BossTuff

        Well crap, then it might not look that good. :(
        It’ll still be a while until we get to see in any case.

        • Anime10121

          They said before the end of the year, so I’m guessing jaunary ;)

    • Six

      Do you know if the Xbone has custom themes yet? I can’t recall if you own one or not.

      • BossTuff

        Negative ghost rider, no themes yet. *But* you can change the color of your tiles. :)

        • Six

          Ritzy ritzy. I’m hoping I’ll be able to finally pick one up within the next few weeks.

          • BossTuff

            I also like it when it logs you in with the Kinect, you can personalize the name it displays on the screen.

    • Zackasaur

      2017? lol

      • BossTuff

        :D

  • Raiyu

    Now everytime I boot up my PS4, it’ll be gundam

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    YES I CAN NOW BOOT UP MY PS4 TO RABURAIBUS THIS IS SO TANOSHII

    • zakou

      Wtf is Raburaibus xD

  • MrFinalgamer

    Some bad news regarding update 2.0. Share Play will be limited to 60 minutes. Oddly enough, there’s no limit on the amount of times you can do this, so it seems like the limit is just there to annoy people, more than anything.

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4s-upcoming-game-sharing-feature-limits-you-to-6/1100-6421730/

    • Alter

      well, if there are enough complaints Sony could extend the session limit for sure.

      • Zackasaur

        Yep.

    • Zackasaur

      That actually makes some sense from the perspective of a server manager.

      It might be better for them to implement time-outs based on inactivity instead, though.

      Then again, the truth might be that publishers like EA demanded this. I suppose it’s only a tiny hurdle in the end of the day, though.

    • Mnoz

      It’s there to prevent your friends from playing your games while you’re not there.

    • Skerj

      That’s actually not a dealbreaker for me, at least the sessions are unlimited and it works across all games without needing to be implemented by the developers.

      Now if they start limiting sessions and allow developers to turn it off. ..there will be problems.

    • AdamBoy64

      Okay, that’ll be very annoying.. still usable, for sure, but it’s dampened my enthusiasm a lot.

      Hopefully that limitation will be removed at some point.

    • Nesther

      Wasn’t this stuff announced pre-PS4 basically for people who’re stuck and want someone to help them out?

      >”Oh boy this boss is really hard! Can you help me out quick Jim, here’s an invite!”

    • Elvick

      Not a big deal, I would only use this to getnhelp anyway. That wouldn’t take 60 minutes. I’d hope. :P

  • Alter

    DLNA on 2.0 should seal the deal.

    • xXDGFXx

      Mkv, dammit.

      • 罪罰

        Mkv would seal the deal.

        • xXDGFXx

          Even better if it supported Hi10p cause everyone but HorribleSubs uses it!

          • Hidayat246

            oh my why Horrible???
            where is commie/FFF/watasuki/mezashite/vivid/anime-koi???

            • Impressionnant

              You only listed one decent group.

          • Alter

            I eat it RAW (MP4) so i don’t really need MKV. haha… Fansub is a conspiracy to keep you off of Japanese.

        • BossTuff
          • 罪罰

            Wha-? Xbox-desu?
            Onii-chan, you stepped into the wrong neighborhood.

            (that’s really cool I hope both consoles get support)

      • Mikail

        MKV, KLV, CCP, …

  • Zackasaur

    Holy shit, now that’s an update. @_@

    I’ve been telling people that a big update is coming. Sony have switched a a “less frequent but much larger” update system, as opposed to their past bite-sized and frequent ones.

    Can’t wait! Share Play is insane. Here’s hoping for some cool themes… I want KH/FF eventually. D:

    • Invisbin

      Iwish I could marry Kingdom Hearts yknow? I dream Kingdom Hearts…I breathe Kingdom Hearts… Kingdom Hearts…IS LIGHT

      • Zackasaur

        Man, we should be best friends.

        • Invisbin

          I feel we could do that….I call being the Roxas to your Axel :$

          • Zackasaur

            Deal!

            But it’s Lea now. :3

            • Invisbin

              >:)

              • Zackasaur

                Btw, my girlfriend says we’re cute.

                So I’d say we’re pretty legit.

                • Invisbin

                  D: XION

                  • Zackasaur

                    Yesh~

                    We will make beautiful video games together.

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    Xaldin/Dilan. That is all.

  • DarthBrian

    yay themes!

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    When i get a PS4 i can use my themes from PS3 from games such as Dragon’s Crown, Tales of Xillia, MGS4, Demon’s & Dark Souls, Tales of Xillia 2, and more.

    • Zackasaur

      Since the PS4 uses an entirely different UI, I doubt that PS3 Themes will just be able to adapt to it. The PS4 will probably require new ones, which is understandable.

      • PrinceHeir

        That’s why custom wallpapers is much better.

        Plus there’s tons i have on PS3 that i want to use on PS4.

        • Zackasaur

          I really liked being able to make custom themes on the PS3, even if it was a tad complicated for most people. :P

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            How do you make one? Is it like a Dreamweaver program?

            • Zackasaur

              Sony released their own software tools many years ago which lets you make your own themes.

              I don’t think they kept up with updating it, so it doesn’t do dynamic stuff. I’m also not sure about the icon that got added to the XMB later.

              You would just have to try! There are a tonne of fan-made themes floating around, as well.

  • TreizeX

    MP3 anytime soon

    • Mar Mar

      This.

  • Hidayat246

    “Themes, PS4 getting YouTube support, not only an app, but you’ll be able to broadcast onto YouTube… and the big one is MKV-MP4 CONVERTER”

    lol

  • Wolf Star

    Finally!! :D I’m going to put crazy wallpapers x3

    • DarkLegacy

      Same

  • AnimusVox

    Yay :]
    Thanks Sony :3

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Agreed I really been crazing a change to my bg on my 4. I want something rpg related. I hope new ps4 rpgs provide wallpaper and themes.

  • Jason

    Yea! This is great news.

  • Cry_Zero

    A good start. Now gimme usb video playback support

    • Zackasaur

      Even better, you can already stream to the PS4 via HTML5. c:

      • Cry_Zero

        but that means you have to have your pc/macbook with u all the time right?

  • Spectacularity

    Sweet~ Looking forward to more :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Finally!

  • DrForbidden

    Awesome. That is all.

  • Iron Angel

    I want avatars like Nintendo and Microsoft

    • Zackasaur

      Ew, no.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    The Witcher 3 and this topic are tied

  • DarkLegacy

    Great! I can put a better theme on ^^

  • Lara Croft

    I hope you can create your own, like you could with the PS3.

  • Invisbin

    What was the mix up?

    Edit: Oh, derp

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Wow! That’s neat. Now DLNA support please.

  • Anime10121

    Lol.

  • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

    That is great but what about folders? They have to know its in high demand. Its not like it would a difficult addition.

  • http://www.tallon4.com/ SquallGalan

    Themes will be a lovely add but we also need folders and some options to sort contents!