Original PS2 dashboard comes to PS4, makes us feel warm and fuzzy

By Matt Martin, Monday, 4 December 2017 10:20 GMT

If you correctly remember that the PlayStation 2 was the best of all PlayStations, you’re going to love this new theme for the PS4.

The Legacy Dashboard theme is a recreation of the PS2’s lovely dash, complete with seven stars swirling around the screen and the sound of gentle waves. All in glorious 1080p, 60fps.

“After multiple prototypes over the last two years, each of which were designed to mimic functional aspects of the PS2 Dashboard, we have been given the opportunity to combine multiple disparate elements into a single piece of theme software which mimics the sights, sounds, and functionality of the Playstation 2 Dashboard,” said designers Truant Pixel.

“Upon starting up, users are treated fully recreated ‘boot’ sequence. PlayStation 2 logo cannot be used due to licensing restrictions, (believe me, we tried; also, using the PlayStation 4 logo in the same style was considered but ultimately not approved) so we have taken an opportunity to create a mid-boot ‘Easter Egg,’ which changes randomly with every login.”

Watch it below, and slip back to simpler times when you skived off school to play Ico, Sons of Liberty and Bully.

You can buy the Legacy Dashboard from December 6 priced $2.99.

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