Sony is continuing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement with this new PS4 theme
Continuing its support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Sony has released a new BLM inspired PS4 theme for free today. Users can download the theme off of the PS Store now.
This new theme comes with a black and gold color scheme. Icons on the home screen are recolored in gold and the movement’s signature raised fist is featured at the bottom, along with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Installing the theme is as simple as downloading it and then going to your PS4’s settings menu. From there, navigate to the Themes menu and apply your new theme.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 19, 2020
The tech giant took more vocal steps to support the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In June, PlayStation delayed a PS5 event to make room for other important social issues. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard,” said the company in a tweet. Sony also took a vocal approach, posting a series of tweets to its official account at the end of May stating the company’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
It’s not clear if this new theme will be available on the PS5, although it certainly would have a place there. Issues of racial inequality and discrimination won’t suddenly disappear by the time the PS5 comes out, and bringing this theme forward would be another clear sign of support from Sony and PlayStation.