Scorching off the again of the most recent PS5 Beta which introduces a complete heap of latest options, Sony is canceling one thing else. Its hyped launch feature, Accolades is being put out to pasture as a result of it doesn’t get used enough.
Right here’s the official blurb, first noticed by Push Sq.:
In fall of 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation 5 will not be supported. The feature hasn’t seen the extent of utilization we anticipated, so we are refocusing our efforts. We encourage the group to proceed to ship optimistic messages to 1 one other.
So what the heck even is Accolades? Likelihood is you didn’t use it, in any case. Accolades had been launched as a type of achievement/reward system for multiplayer video games and members of the PlayStation group. The concept was to assist unfold a little positivity while you performed with a full stranger, giving them an Accolade. You may’t ship them to associates, they usually’re nameless. Accolades you obtain are displayed in your profile as a digital badge of honor exhibiting you’re a good egg.
The concept is sound, lord is aware of it’s good to see any device assist to unfold positivity. Nevertheless it appears we don’t appreciate each other enough for it to dwell on. And that’s a actual disgrace.
As a substitute of feel-good rewards, Sony is within the strategy of introducing the PlayStation Stars program. This appears initially like a PlayStation tackle Microsoft Rewards, this system that offers you factors for finishing quests, and achievements, and even simply spending cash on the Xbox. Sony’s preliminary plans counsel a comparable type of reward scheme for PS4 and PS5 gamers, together with “digital collectibles” which sound suspiciously like NFTs.
These are simply a few of the adjustments happening within the PlayStation world proper now. Not too long ago, in fact, the PS Plus program went by its personal overhaul, introducing new tiers and folding in cloud gaming.
by way of Push Sq.