If you are a modern gamer but long for the old days, Truant Pixel might have what you are looking for if you own a PlayStation 4. The team has recreated the PlayStation 2 dashboard with a new ‘Legacy’ PS2 Theme for your console.
Available on the 6th December, the theme will cost $2.99 and had the team working input from SIE US, Japan, and Naughty Dog to get the feeling just right. One of the things missing is a PlayStation 2 logo which the team were unable to use for legal reasons since the theme isn’t officially commissioned by Sony.
The Legacy PS2 theme includes a “mid-boot Easter Egg which changes randomly with every login.”
From there, the “Seven Stars” make an appearance, coalescing from random points to recreate the mathematical and dynamic formations to accompany the passage of time, similarly recreated from the original PlayStation 2 bios in the form of the Crystal Clock.
Color shifting is now controlled via user input, with subtle shifts in particle speed and behavior. Additionally, original audio has been taken from the PS2 hardware and recreated in the background ambience and custom keynotes for this theme.
The theme also makes use of the hardware and acknowledges that people have moved on from TV’s they had when they owned a PlayStation 2 so the theme has been designed for 1080p / 4K UHD and OLED displays.