PS4 Gets Awesome Themes Showing Earth from Space with Real-Time Lighting by Truant Pixel

on November 18, 2015 4:49 AM

Every time the team at Truant Pixel releases new themes, I am impressed. Yesterday they hit the North American PSN again with their Azure Earth Holographic Dynamic Theme and Azure Earth Orbital Dynamic Theme.

Both themes cost $1.99, and they feature full real-time rendering, lighting and lens effects, custom music, icons and sound effects.

Azure Earth Orbital Dynamic Theme

“We are proud to present this dynamic theme, inspired by orbital photography of the planet Earth. Rendered in real-time HD at 1080p, it features a fully 3-D globe that orbits peacefully around its lonely star. City lights become visible as each hemisphere passes into night, then vanish as they rotate into the sun’s view. A dynamic drifting camera frames the scene, which is accented by continuously shifting lighting and lens effects. An original orchestral score and custom sound effects are included to complete the experience.”

Azure Earth Holographic Dynamic Theme

“We are proud to present this sci-fi inspired dynamic theme, rendered completely in real-time HD at 1080p. Featuring a fully 3D globe that orbits peacefully around its lonely star, it includes an additional ‘holographic’ augmented-reality overlay incorporating the content icons of your PS4 system’s dynamic menu. Similar to our ‘Azure Earth Orbital’ theme, city lights on the planet surface become visible as each hemisphere passes into night, then vanish as they rotate into the sun’s view. A freely drifting camera frames the scene, which is accented by continuously shifting lighting and lens effects. An original electronic music score and custom sound effects are included to complete the experience.”

Below you can see a batch of screenshots, and two video showing the two themes off.


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