Custom Themes Coming To PS4 And PS Vita In Next Firmware Update

It’s no secret that the PS4 launched while it was still missing many of the software features that the PS3 had built up over time, and one of the regular complaints has been surrounding a lack of customisation to the way that the PlayStation Dynamic Menu looks. With the PS3, we’ve long been able to alter the background colour, load up dynamic themes with moving characters and so on, but the PS4 was stuck with the same blue background no matter your preference.

As part of firmware update 2.0, however, Sony are bringing themes across to the PS4, such as this example featuring Toro:


The PS Vita isn’t being left out of the fun, though the addition of themes to the handheld are to be of a decidedly more static nature. For those who tire of the bubble-tastic interface, this looks like it removes any hope of a shift to a more modern flat interface similar to that of the PS4, but themes will at least give you custom icons for core system software. This is set to be part of firmware 3.30.

Some examples of PS Vita themese include Danganronpa, Freedom Wars, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and Phantasy Star Nova, as you can see in this gallery:

Alas, there doesn’t seem to be any rough timeframe for the release of these firmware updates, with PS4 firmware 2.0 set to bring a number of other changes and additions, such as the previously announced SharePlay.

Source: SCEJA Press Conference, via CVG, The Vita Lounge



  1. I quite like the blue of the PS4, so this is definitely not my most required feature. Seems to me there is much more basic stuff still missing.

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