Sony has announced that the new update 2.0 for PlayStation 4 and update 3.30 for PlayStation Vita will introduce theme support. Themes were a popular feature in PlayStation 3.
This was announced at the end of the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference in Tokyo and later reiterated in a post on PlayStation blog.
Sony said this feature was one of the most requested feature form PlayStation 4 owners. This will also enable players to reflect their personality on all the PlayStation systems — PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Fans have been waiting for this feature for a long time and at the conference, the theme with PlayStation mascots, Toro the PlayStation cat was featured in a demo.
It also said the PlayStation Vita users will be able to watch PlayStation 4 live streams from Twitch and USTREAM on their PS Vita via "Live from PlayStation" app.
It is still not clear on the amount of customisation that would be made available to owners of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but it has been confirmed through Twitter that the PlayStation 4 themes would be distributed through PlayStation Store.
Previously, Sony had said update 2.0 for PlayStation 4 would allow in the creation of co-op party by users. A friend who might not have a copy can be invited to play online with them. This feature is called Share Play. This feature would enable players to invite their friends who do not have a copy of a game like Driveclub. These invitees can help their friends out in the game. This can be done by sharing the screen and they taking control.
Apart from Share Play feature, there will also be video sharing features, one of the most requested features by users. Another new feature will be the "What's New" that will improve suggestion of friends when the update eventually arrives on PlayStation 4.
The new features will be rolling out along with the system software updates, 2.0 to PlayStation 4 and update 3.30 for PlayStation Vita will be releasing in the fall 2014. DualShockers said the update is expected to roll out in September.
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