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Do You Hope Themes Come to PS5??

Do You Want Themes to Come to PS5?   104 members have voted

  1. 1. Do You Want Themes To Come to PS5?

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The PS5 UI has grown on me a lot, but I really miss the ability to have themes for your UI. I'm wondering if anyone else misses PS4 themes and really hopes they add them to the PS5 at some point?

 

I am a bit of a nerd for UI, trophy icons, tile art etc... but I always thought the PS4 themes were a brilliant feature. I always looked forward to the game-related themes that would come with any pre-orders I made, and they made my PS4 feel a bit more 'me', more unique. The free offerings were always very generous, and the themes I did buy (Xposed) I had for months at a time because they looked and sounded so pretty.

 

I unfortunately don't think they will bring back themes - I feel like the current home page UI design aims to almost have a pre-set theme for each game you hover over. I don't love this design philosophy, personally, I'd much prefer the option to have an overall UI theme that I choose and its reliant on developers putting some effort into it. It feels a really odd design decision to me to have an entirely uncustomisable user interface after having the option for both the PS3 and PS4.

 

 

 

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I went with 'I don't Care' - which sounds a little more dismissive than I would like, but was the closest to 'Undecided' as I could get 😂

 

It's taken a bit of getting used to, but for the most part I like the PS5 UI now - I quite like the big splash-screens you get for each game appearing when you navigate to it - it reminds me a bit of the old PS3 UI in that way.

 

On the other hand though, when I load up my PS4 and see that sweet Sekiro dynamic theme with it's awesome music, it does make me miss themes a little bit 😂

 

The biggest issue I still have with the UI isn't themes - it is the lack of folders -

that's one feature I really miss from the PS4 UI, as I had specific folders going for 'In Progress' 'Unstarted Indie', 'Unstarted Big Games', 'Complete but saving for DLC', 'Complete but saving cause awesome' etc...

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Yes please bring the themes back, and a web browser,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I went with no. I much prefer the large, unique splash screens per game, and I would imagine themes would negate this. 

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If they come, great...if they don't fine. 

 

The main thing I want (that no one else likely cares about) is a the return of the media player...but to have more codecs supported than the PS4 (namely x265 files and padding out the audio codecs more). This is the only reason I can't retire my PS4 Pro yet. I have an external HDD full of movies I can't watch because most of them don't work on the PS5, and even the ones that do are on a very rudimentary file viewer. Never liked that Sony got away from the PlayStation being an all-in-one media machine like the PS3 was...it should have kept improving as the tech got better, 

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I don't think themes would suit the PS5 UI. I love the crisp, clean presentation of the PS5 so I wouldn't want to start messing that up with themes. I don't see how you could really implement them on PS5 without changing some things around, so it's not something I want.

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Yea I hate not having themes on my PS5, every time I boot up the ole' PS4 Pro I get a sweet Last of Us II theme of Ellie playing the guitar. Sony is missing out on potential revenue by not having themes for sale on the PS5 which is kinda surprising to me. I Hope they add them at some point, but I'm not holding my breathe on that though. 

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2 hours ago, The Alchemist said:

I don't think themes would suit the PS5 UI. I love the crisp, clean presentation of the PS5 so I wouldn't want to start messing that up with themes. I don't see how you could really implement them on PS5 without changing some things around, so it's not something I want.

 

In that case, minimalistic themes like the Rectangular or Flow would work well imo

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I mostly don't care but I'd rather not if it means they'll clutter up the PSN store like the PS4. Maybe allow us to set a custom background and call it a day? Same with avatars.

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As long as each individual game has a good background i'm fine with that really, i find the games which have music annoying though, is that only me? I would just like a nice dynamic background on them.

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Xbox has screenshots as themes/Backgrounds, Can't we at least have this? 

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I want custom backgrounds as I usually make my own with my psn name attached. Otherwise I never pay for themes and rarely use free ones.

20 hours ago, DrBloodmoney said:

The biggest issue I still have with the UI isn't themes - it is the lack of folders -

that's one feature I really miss from the PS4 UI, as I had specific folders going for 'In Progress' 'Unstarted Indie', 'Unstarted Big Games', 'Complete but saving for DLC', 'Complete but saving cause awesome' etc...


Same. I searched so long a month ago for a folders option. I couldn’t believe they left such a simple feature out on day one. It was great if you have multiple Jackbox games. It’s annoying having them clutter your main screen lol.

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3 minutes ago, Dangisuckatgamin said:

 

Same. I searched so long a month ago for a folders option. I couldn’t believe they left such a simple feature out on day one. It was great if you have multiple Jackbox games. It’s annoying having them clutter your main screen lol.

 

I suspect it will get patched in eventually - probably concurrent with whatever extended storage options they implement - If I remember right, I don't think folders were a feature on PS4 at the beginning either, so hopefully PS5 will be on same path

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I think there will be themes eventually.  There weren't any on PS4 for a bit.  I don't mind either way

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I don't spend enough time idling on the home screen to care about themes.

 

20 hours ago, The Alchemist said:

I love the crisp, clean presentation of the PS5

 

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I really dislike the PS5 interface.

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The themes were so enjoyable for me. I loved finding the perfect one to reflect my mood or a season or holiday. I loved immersing myself in my favorite games even more. I loved having a fun way to express my style. 
 

I was so so disappointed when I booted it up for the first time and it had absolutely zero personality whatsoever. I hate the interface. 

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Yeah, what i need in my life right now when searching the new releases or even sales section is 600 different themes and avatars of each and every sports team 

No

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22 hours ago, DrBloodmoney said:

The biggest issue I still have with the UI isn't themes - it is the lack of folders -

that's one feature I really miss from the PS4 UI, as I had specific folders going for 'In Progress' 'Unstarted Indie', 'Unstarted Big Games', 'Complete but saving for DLC', 'Complete but saving cause awesome' etc...

 

Having no folders is a problem, I have too many games to even remember what I haven't played. We didn't have them from the beginning of PS4's life but now I'm lost without them.

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Personally, I just want the ability to do a custom background (like what the PS3 and PS4 allowed us to do) on the PS5. I got some quality anime wallpapers featuring all sorts of glorious waifus to put to good use!

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3 hours ago, Z1MZUM said:

Xbox has screenshots as themes/Backgrounds, Can't we at least have this? 

 

Funnily enough, you can actually have one of 8-10 dynamic backgrounds now as well on Xbox (just Series X|S, I think). It's not on the level of themes, but its a nice feature.

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Only ones I care are the ones with music. I turn on the console to play not to be browsing around, but if I have to be doing that give me music.

What I want is folders, FOLDERS, F O L D E R S.

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On 7/22/2021 at 6:44 AM, Helyx said:

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I really dislike the PS5 interface.

 

I don't know, I've heard a lot of people say they don't like one thing or another about the UI. Personally I love it and there's very little I'd change. Of course there are some features I would like to see added, and I'm sure they will be eventually in future updates, but as it stands the UI is great in my opinion and needs very little tweaking. 

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Ps5 is a downgrade over ps4 ui in pretty much everyday except for the store.

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