This may have been a given after Sony added the ability to download custom themes from the PlayStation Store, but it looks like the PS4 will soon support custom backgrounds. This was reported by Rebellion, the developer behind the Sniper Elite series, on their website after signing up to receive more information on the Zombie Army Trilogy that launches later this year. On the same page, there’s a small bit of wording below what they’ve dubbed PS4 and Xbox One wallpaper, which states that custom backgrounds are on the way in a future system software update.
Again, this isn’t a big surprise but it’s certainly a welcome one. We can only hope that they go all the way with this feature, just as they did with the PS3, and allow not just custom backgrounds but custom icons and menu sounds as well, all of which can be downloaded right from the browser.
As for when we can expect this update, your guess is as good as ours, but considering it’s been over three months since the last major PS4 firmware update, I’d assume we’ll hear more about it sooner rather than later.
Rebellion has got in touch over this rumour, and have confirmed they do not know what future PS4 system updates hold. The full statement is below.
Sorry Playstation gamers, I’m afraid we’re just as in the dark as you are about the next PS4 update! This is what we get for being organised!
When we were putting together our wishlist for ZombieArmy.com we thought custom console themes would be a cool giveaway.
Lo-and-behold PS4 ‘custom themes’ came out but didn’t include the ability to add custom backgrounds (which we’d already been working on), so we probably do need to tweak the wording in the website to be a bit clearer.
At least, if they do announce custom backgrounds we’ll be the first dev to have them ready. Your move Sony!
Anyway, if you’d like some beautiful Xbox One, smartphone, desktop and (hopefully future-proof) PS4 backgrounds, AND some exclusive Zombie Army Trilogy MP3s, head to ZombieArmy.com and sign up to the newsletter!