If you are a fan of collecting
PS5 AwardsLike me, Sony The upcoming PlayStation 5 system update It gives shiny virtual prizes some much-needed care and attention. In fact, I think they have now surpassed the achievements of Xbox in terms of functionality and attractiveness.
First of all, it is now possible to do it
be seen Your prizes easily. Fortunately, Sony backed away from its short-sighted decision to make the prize list for each game horizontal, cutting out information on each prize, and turning navigating your collection into a miserable experience as well.
Much like it was working
PS4, the trophy menu is now rendered vertically (thank goodness) – as a result it looks infinitely better. It’s also easy to see when you open a particular trophy, along with its rarity.
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The next change, albeit a small one, is that you can now access the rewards in the middle of the game a little faster. Next
PS5 The system update (still in beta) allows you to customize the PS5 Game Center, which appears when you press the PlayStation button. This means that you can now move your profile closer to the left side, meaning that it takes fewer steps and button presses before you can merrily pursue your prize locker.
But while these two changes aren’t exactly groundbreaking, and arguably a Sony-made issue, new functionality has arrived that’s sure to please bounty hunters.
Gotta unlock everything!
Going back to the list of prizes multiple times to see what to tackle next can be stressful, but soon you’ll be able to keep track of up to five prizes you seek at a time. This not only creates a file
activity card In the Control Center it can be selected, but you can also pin the trophies you track to the side of the screen if you prefer. It’s worth noting that achievement tracking has been possible on Xbox for quite some time; However, it’s great to see Sony catching up in this regard.
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Working alongside this feature is the fact that individual PS5 prizes will also track your progress and display how close you are to achieving your goal as a percentage. For example, if you need to win six medals in a game and you currently have three, the relevant trophy will appear to be 50% complete. very nice.
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Progress tracking is another feature that has been available in the majority of
Xbox games for a while (although it is not always taken for granted because it should usually be implemented by the developer), but every PS5 game I’ve checked, at least in my library, that it seems to have progress tracking as standard – something I’ve been wishing to see for some time.
Now, you might be wondering how this could make the awards a worthy successor to achievements when, by their looks, they only helped level par with Microsoft’s longstanding system? Well, it’s important to take a look at the evolution of awards on the PlayStation platforms as a whole, as I feel that Xbox Achievements has stagnated somewhat in recent years.
Bronze, Silver and Gold
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Clear and clear response to the success of the achievements on
Xbox 360PlayStation Awards have not always run as smoothly as they are today. On the PS3Not every game featured trophy support because it was introduced partly in the console lifecycle, and to make matters worse, you had to sync your progress to the PlayStation Network every time you wanted to refresh the in-game landmark list.
Things have improved greatly on PS4. The trophies unlocked almost instantly rather than after a short delay, and the sync wasn’t as intrusive as it was on the PlayStation 3. Each
PS4 game Prizes are also included as standard, and downloadable games allow you to win the coveted Platinum Trophy, which is awarded upon achieving every other available trophy.
And it’s Platinum Trophy, in particular, where Sony’s reward system is already in a hook compared to Microsoft’s Xbox achievements.
Very shiny and dodgy
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“Going for Plat” is the reason I’ve gone back to countless PS4 and PS5 games in an attempt to sweep up the last few virtual trophies that eluded me. On Xbox, I’ve never had that desire. There is no additional incentive to do this other than hitting 1000/1000G, which is a clean number that usually gets destroyed whenever any additional content is released for a given title (note: basically all the time).
Knowing that I won platinum not only means that I enjoyed every bit of enjoying the game, but it also provides a huge boost to my trophy level, which is the dominant determinant of how many trophies I’ve unlocked/earned over time. The Platinum Cup is the key
Reach a higher rank.
Earning a platinum is also a memorable moment, most of the time, and I enjoy how the PS5 records a short video of your latest and greatest gaming accomplishments as they happen (even if they take up precious space on my phone).
PS5 internal SSD). You can also get a screenshot showing when Trophy appeared on PS4, but I’ve often found it useless as it can capture a strange black screen or smudged gif.
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The addition of custom trophy tracking, a progression percentage for some trophies and a more readable menu means that collecting in-game trophies has never been so fun to collect on PS5, then. Now I just want to know what each cup is for when I open it (you have to open the notification as is). Make it happen, Sonny.