UDPATE 1/9/14 2.15pm Footage has now been posted showing an example of the PlayStation 4's new dynamic themes in action.

Gaze below for a theme featuring Japanese PlayStation mascot Toro:

ORIGINAL STORY 1/9/14 9.30am Customisable dashboard themes are headed to PlayStation 4 this autumn, Sony has confirmed.

1

The new feature will be available as part of the console's firmware update v2.0, Sony revealed during its just-finished pre-Tokyo Games Show press conference.

There's no word yet on what themes will be available when the feature arrives (or how much they'll cost). Hopefully there's a nice The Last Guardian one to make us weep every time we load up the console's home screen.

PlayStation 3 also offered this feature of course (as did Xbox 360, although it has yet to be implemented for Xbox One).

PlayStation 4's 2.0 firmware update is the one that will also bring with it Share Play - the feature that lets you share a PS4 game with another friend for a "virtual couch" experience (albeit only in 60-minute chunks).

Other features planned for the 2.0 update include a new YouTube app and a real-time friend activity feed in the What's New section of the dashboard.

There's still no sign of folders.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (77)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips