Report: PS4 Themes Coming in Firmware Update 2.00 (Update)

August 16, 2014Written by Jason Dunning



In a post on NeoGAF, Sid Shuman just crushed a lot of dreams, and mentioned themes are not coming to the PS4; at least not yet. Also, there is a very small chance that Shuman let the cat out of the bag a bit too early and he’s doing damage control. Well, one can hope, anyway.

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

Once Sony does officially announce themes are indeed coming to the PS4, we’ll be sure to let everyone know. In the meantime, you’ll have to keep your PS3 for your dynamic theme fix.

Original Story:

So far, we know that PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.00 will add Share Play, “highly requested broadcast and video share features,” and the What’s New section will be enhanced with “real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts, and a real name search function.”

Teasing that there will be more features in 2.00 during their original announcement, it appears as though PlayStation Social Media Manager Sid Shuman and PlayStation Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill leaked on the PlayStation Blogcast (skip to 1:16:45) that themes would be coming in the update when they discussed gamescom:

Sid: “And then there was the system software update 2.00…”

Justin: “Which is going to bring a lot of cool new stuff…”

Sid: ” A lot of stuff…”

Justin: “Including themes to your PS4!”

Sid: “Themes… PS4 getting YouTube support – not only an app, but you’ll be able to broadcast on to YouTube using that Share button.”

If we hear any more about themes coming in PS4 firmware update 2.00, we’ll let you know.

[Source: PS Blogcast via NeoGAF]