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Sony Confirm Trophies Coming To PlayStation Mobile

Leaderboards.

Speaking with 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┬áreplied.

“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.”

17 Comments
  1. kassatsu
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Because PSM on PS3 is what everyone wants. If they are wasting man hours on that… I don’t even know.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:21.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Some will – Especially if it allows you to start a game on the move & finish it off when you get home.

      Not for me, but i can see the appeal.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:34.
    • Bodachi
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Well it is called PlayStation mobile…

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:35.
  2. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Don’t know how it would work on ps3 as alot of the games are touch only.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:05.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      You just touch your PS3 instead. It’ll work – Honest guv! :P

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:16.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        But it only works with the phat models, with the touch buttons.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:30.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        touch only games?

        vita cross control

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 18:40.
  3. CR8ZYH0RSE
    Member
    Since: Sep 2012

    Good news,i expect a lot of people will be happy with this.As for coming to the ps3 it’ll be like what @Forrest_01 said.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:18.
  4. Bambo_19
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    also long as I can get tophies on the vita im happy :)

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:18.
  5. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Should have been done at launch not later!

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:22.
    • fattyuk
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      small launch with not alot of games, psn isn’t mainstream yet so trophys from the start isn’t a loss or a talking point as psm was only released a week ago lol

      which of your psm games would you of liked trophys for??

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 18:43.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Don’t matter it’s not as if trophies is a new feature, they lost most customers cause of this, I don’t buy minis no matter how great it is without trophies it’s just a game

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 18:49.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        they “lost most customers” because of this? after 1 week of release?? lol

        a game is a game

        a game with trophys is a game,

        I assume you haven’t bought any games from psm and your just apart of the normal “I’m going to moan for any reason” Internet crew,

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 21:46.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Don’t remember moaning please point it out, I just made my point & opinion, I like my games with trophies that simple my preference, if you like your games how they are that is great & I did buy some games at psm launch.

        Also psm launch games wasn’t even all that anyway people hardly new, if I didn’t come to this site psm would another useless unheard of feature on my vita

        Comment posted on 12/10/2012 at 09:09.
  6. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    really? Sony needed for feedback on whether to put trophies or not? i’ve heard less lame excuses :p

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:41.
  7. Motalla
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    No need for trophies, I have a trophy wife.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 15:47.
  8. mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    When they say ‘beta launch’ and that they wanted feedback from developers and gamers, did they say that before the PSM launch too or just in this interview thats presumably from today? Sounds like a bit of a fib to me.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 16:08.

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