PS4 Geting Nostalgic PS2-Style Dynamic Theme by Truant Pixel; Watch it in Action

Truant Pixel makes a dream come true, with a PS4 theme coming on December 6th, reproducing the looks and feel of the glorious PS2 dashboard.

December 1, 2017

PS4 dynamic themes creators extraordinaire at Truant Pixel have been courting the iconic PS2 dashboard for a long time. Back in 2016 they released a homage to it named Blue Nebula, and earlier this year they showcased a prototype mentioning that it would never pass Sony’s approval due to legal reasons.

Looks like that has changed, as Truant Pixel will soon be releasing the Legacy Dashboard Dynamic Theme, created with direct input from Sony Interactive Entertainment America and Naughty Dog. The theme is meant to simulate “the sights, sounds, and functionality of the PlayStation 2 Dashboard.”


The theme offers a fully-recreated boot sequence, even if the PlayStation 2 logo itself could not be used due to legal reasons, replaced with a “mid-boot ‘Easter Egg,’ which changes randomly with every login.”

The iconic seven stars and crystal clock are also present, including dynamic lighting and surface effects, with color shifting controlled by user input. All the sounds have been recorded in high quality from the original hardware.

The theme runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second, and it has been created with 4K displays in mind. It will be released on December 6th in both North America and Europe for $2.99 or €2.99.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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