Amazing PS4 dynamic theme captures PS2 start-up beautifully

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PS4 themes are a big deal nowadays — especially on the back of Sony’s monumental 4.50 firmware update that allows you to customize your PS4 even further.

Oftentimes you’ll also see the PlayStation’s rabid fan base take it upon themselves to create something special — much like last week when we reported on a user re-creating the opening of the original Metal Gear Solid in LEGO Worlds.

Well, this week, we’ve got another cool little gem to shine a light upon.

A YouTuber by the name of ‘Truant Pixel’ has made a delightful PS4 theme concept that’s centred around the anniversary of the beloved PS2. As shown in the video below, the theme is effectively a spruced-up version of the PS2’s original start-up sequence sans any of the pesky error messages that were known to plague certain systems. Dark days.

It’s worth bearing in mind that this isn’t actually a usable PS4 theme and is merely a dynamic overlay on the actual PS4 dashboard, as is noticeable by some real-time transition effects and the like that are not currently possible within the PS4 theme structure.

To go into a bit more detail, ‘Truant Pixel’ explained the process in the description of the video:

”I shall first be up front in stating that this would never, ever, ever pass muster as it violates certain functionality principles put in place for dynamic themes. Additionally, I do not have the rights to any of the logos or symbols on display; It is merely an attempt to create a fully functioning concept.

However, as a thought experiment, I couldn’t resist. This went from concept to execution and stable package in less than 3 hours. That is why certain elements may still appear to be ‘rough’ (no refinement has taken place, the timing of the individual animated elements is what was key.)

I should also stress that everything is real-time. From the light trails to the logos, several dynamic fades are utilized to create the illusion of transition, all overlaid above the actual PS4 dashboard, which is running in the background. The intro sequence only plays when the user first logs in, and does not occur again until the next login. No attempts at anything approaching ‘video’ was utilized – hence, all elements run at 60 fps in HD.”

For the moment it looks as if we’ll have to settle for that sweet PS1 20th anniversary theme that was given away a few years ago. But if you’re in the market for a swanky new PS4 theme or indeed PS4 wallpaper you can click on either and look no further.

Would you like to see an official PS4 theme centred around the PS2? Let us know in the comments section below.