Sony might be retiring PS5’s Accolades function later this 12 months, as gamers haven’t used the awards-primarily based system as a lot as the corporate anticipated when it was unveiled at launch.
As reported by TheSixthAxis, Sony introduced in a assertion that they’d be pulling the plug on the Accolades function within the coming months as a result of uptake has been low amongst PS5 customers.
“In fall of 2022, the Accolades function on PlayStation 5 will now not be supported,” the assertion learn. “The function hasn’t seen the extent of utilization we anticipated, so we’re refocusing our efforts. We encourage the group to proceed to ship optimistic messages to at least one one other.”
Accolades have been initially launched to foster a extra optimistic gaming expertise and convey the group collectively by encouraging gamers to ship one in every of three Accolades (Useful, Welcoming, or Good Sport) to a fellow gamer primarily based on their efficiency in an internet multiplayer match.
Gamers might then see what number of Accolades that they had racked up by taking a look at their PSN profiles. Sadly, it seems to be as these gamers weren’t all that within the possibility.
Sony’s been including new options elswhere, with the PlayStation Stars scheme introduced final month. PlayStation Stars is a new loyalty programme that can permit gamers to earn factors that may be redeemed on the PlayStation retailer or for different rewards.
The programme will mark one other improve to Sony’s digital choices because it just lately launched new PlayStation Plus tiers. Whereas the essential tier is kind of the identical because the earlier PlayStation Plus, the center and most costly tiers provide a whole bunch of additional video games in a service just like Xbox Sport Cross.
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