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Check Out PS4′s New Dynamic Themes in Action in This Video While You Wait for 2.0

by on September 1, 2014 6:44 AM 56

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia just held its annual press conference in Tokyo, and as you probably already know, the new President Atsushi Morita announced the implementation of custom themes for the PS4 with firmware update 2.0.

If you missed the press conference, below you can check out a video showing the Dokodemo Issho theme in action, starring the classic PlayStation mascots Toro and Kuro and their friends.

Of course there will be more themes released, but this is a first glimpse on what we can expect. Quite sweet, isn’t it?

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  • Jason Brody

    The UI looks so much more alive with themes. Looking forward to this update.

    • Blackmaile

      Me too. I wonder if they are ever gonna let you be able to personalize your UI.. & Group your friends, favorite them so you can see ur favorites signing in and out ect. Just basics really.

      • Jason Brody

        That would be fantastic but I think thats in a later update.

      • BLOB

        lol. i wrote to sony 4 some ideas : trophy delete only no 100%, headset settings, favourite friends, themes, custom backgrounds, font color changer, DLNA, oovoo, Splash player mkv,mp4 ,mp3 player on blog playstation. haven’t checked votes.

        • fuckk ps4

          good luck with that loser! sony will never do ANY of those things! you sony ponies only want games so that’s all you’re stuck with, FOREVER! LMMFAO

    • http://gamingirl.com Twinkling82

      It looks sweet, but I’d rather see a more clean look. However looks fantastic for the Toro fans. :)

      • Michael Norris

        Themes are nice, but I am not a Toro fan so I hope Sony adds in some Bloodbourn/The Last of Us/Uncharted ect ect.

  • Aquadysseus

    I can’t wait for this update, finally my PS4 will feel so much more alive and welcoming.

  • Aubrey Graham

    Finally. My PS4 felt so dead when I was navigating the UI.

  • Lara Croft

    Love it. Now just release it :)

  • ipot_04

    Finally! The themes are coming!

  • Thisisjvn

    That’s more like it! :)

  • Fake_of_Silva

    Wow!!! I’m so amazed! NOT!!

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      No body cares, go be a douche somewhere else.

      • Fake_of_Silva

        Wow!! I’m so afraid! NOT!!

  • Trim Dose

    hell freaking yeahh!!!!!!!!!!!!, I been waiting to customize my PS4 UI for a long time, now where’s my mp3 player option ? :D

  • Léon

    Don’t understand this. I mean it is ok to have it but everyone here is so excited about those themes. It’s about thew games, right?

    • Kingdom17

      Can’t we be excited about the new games and themes?

    • They Call Me Senpai

      Nothing wrong with getting excited about more customization options.

    • ipot_04

      Why not both? It’s not really that hard to answer.
      Besides that, I’ve been waiting for Vita to have themes and it will finally happen soon.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Yet every time an xbox firmware update comes out its the most amazing thing ever, right?

      • Léon

        Dude chill out, I’m not hating on those themes, and I never owned a Xbox. Owned a PS from day 1. I just want to see more games coming. PS4 has been in development for a long time. Games could have been in development for a long time. I just want to see more games. I

    • http://E-mpire.com/ Omnistalgic

      yes…it is, and we know the games are front and center and coming, so there’s always room to be excited about other features.

      I’m just as excited for folders and a media player as some of the upcoming games personally, it means I can finally move on from Ps3 completely.

      • Léon

        Ok I can understand that =)

  • Jonathan Elias

    Why they dont make sackboy the official playstation mascot? I think he is more charismatic than this cat

    • Wargreymon559 .

      Cuz Toro &Koro are the official Japanese PS mascots.Also that’s the beauty of PS.They have had more Mascots synonymous with their consoles than any out there.

      • Jonathan

        I know, I mean, when a casual player see Mario they relate to Nintendo, or Master Chief to the Xbox, PS dont have that, only Gran Turismo I think(at least here in Brazil), it would be great to see one mascot to rule then all. I would like to see a mii verse or that xbox avatar characters but with the sackboy, with the customization of LBP, when we open a profile of a friend, could be cool.

        PS: Sorry for the english, sometimes its hard

  • http://gamingirl.com Twinkling82

    Give me some sortable folders instead, or at least put the games under one folder in the mnu so I donøt have tos croll through so much to get to my unplayed, non downloaded games in the library.

    • someguy

      In due time, patience my friend, this is a race. Sony will roll is out when its the right time. They have not done us wrong yet so just a little patience.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Its rumored to be on the way.

      • http://gamingirl.com Twinkling82

        I know. :)

  • Solid Snake

    All I want to be able to do is my the entire background black. I hate the blue back ground. I hope we can still make custom wallpapers on PC then use it on PS4 like we were able to for PS3.

  • Alexander

    Wait what?!
    Did they just announce themes or have I missed something?

    • Kingdom17

      They announced early this morning the SCEJA TGS Pre Show.

  • someguy

    With this, so many more possibilities of possible some of our favorite video game characters and themes. OH snap im excited!!

  • xChaOsNiNja216x

    Yes!!! Finally!!

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    When will PS4 get these updates?

    A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app – DNLA support for home media servers coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year.

    Party on in the new and improved Party App: Be the leader of your party with the new party leader setting. As the party leader, you can change whether the party requires invitations and you can remove others from the party. The updated app also lets you see what activities everyone in your party is doing and who is playing in the same game with you in addition to being able to quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites.

    New features for SmartGlass: You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, or share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile and messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, for users who upgrade the app directly, we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release.

    “Xbox On” capabilities in Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, and Mexico: New regions will have the ability to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on their consoles when they’re in connected standby (Instant On) mode.

    OneGuide comes to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland: The ability to configure live TV listings will be available to all customers in these four countries. Also coming to these markets is the ability to use OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass.

    Boot to TV: Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.

    Bandwidth Usage Display: Bandwidth Usage will show users how much bandwidth their Xbox One is consuming over a period of time, a useful tool for those who want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.

    GameDVR deletes: Users will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.

    Save your Avatar Gamerpic: A new option to save Avatar Gamerpics to users’ OneDrive.

    • You are flat out wrong

      They’ll get those gimmicks before you Xbox losers get games.

    • Bilal Prince- Ali

      a lot of those things are built into the actual system and kinect, so you picking up shizz like that is just plain stupid. Secondly you can delete gameDVR’s easily so just chill,

    • superkarma

      When will the X1 get themes, voice messages, screenshots, and the ability to preorder/preload more than just a 3 or so games?

      Stop trying, troll. You’re embarrassing yourself, as always.

    • DemonFenton

      No wonder your trolling your bored of your Xbox One…

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      When will xbone microwave a burrito?

      • JustGaming

        My friend, in some modding communities, it already does…..

  • aawells07

    Any idea when 2.0 is coming?

    • superkarma

      Probably next month.

      • aawells07

        Cool thanks

  • Duffyboy

    i rather them just give us the ability to use our own background wallpaper over themes tho.never liked the idea of PAYING to change my OWN ps3 themes I would just changes my wallpaper

  • thecman25

    yay more animated themes

  • http://E-mpire.com/ Omnistalgic

    One step closer to putting down the good ol’ PS3 for good. Keep it coming Sony. Folders/Media Playback/Pause Resume next please!

  • justpassingthrough

    FINALLY!!! tired of the generic blue background!
    Now add mp3 playback and i will be a happy duck!

  • Scottie Richardson

    This is a theme. Only one. Article title implies multiple by stating “themes”. :/

  • http://www.thealephnullsaga.com/ Jeremiah Locanas

    Reminds me of Microsoft Bob, haha

  • Alter

    I just noticed the youtubeception

  • fuckk ps4

    kinda looks like japanese kiddy p0rn! lmmfao

  • AllCreation

    Think I Actually Prefer The Mii Plaza

  • LILShaggy805

    Just give us video playback please.

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