Polygon The Verge Polygon recently, Sarah Thomson, senior manager of Mobile Content Acquisition, confirmed that trophies and online leaderboards were coming to PlayStation Mobile, which currently only has game-specific achievements.
“It’s coming,” she said. “I couldn’t tell you what the timeline is on that, but those kinds of features are definitely in our purview. We are hearing the feedback, and we take everything from what the gamers are saying and what the developers are saying to heart.
“Trust me, it’s a priority for us,” Thomson said.
Why didn’t the service, which launched last week, come with the functionality as standard, then? “There’s actually a method to our madness to launching in this sort of minimal, viable product standpoint, or a beta,” Thomson replied.
“We’re calling it a beta launch. It’s because we want developers and our gamers to give us feedback real time, on, ‘What do you like? What would you like to see improve? What would you like to see come out in the future?’ So the gaming community and the development community are genuinely shaping what our offering evolves into.”
Fairly sure at least 99% of the gamers and developers would have just said “trophies” from the off, but it’s great news to hear that they’re definitely coming.
And as for having PS Mobile on the PS3? “Stay tuned,” was the reply. “That’s all I can say.”