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PlayStation Store Rolls Out New Curation Feature


Let’s face it, the PlayStation Store can be fairly awkward to navigate even at the best of times. For casual players and newcomers to the PlayStation ecosystem it can be an absolute minefield, packed with hundreds of games to browse through.

It’s not the rehaul PSN shoppers may have hoped for, though a new curation feature will at least let some of us cut through the store’s ever-growing mass of digital titles.

What’s most interesting about this is the focus on creators – developers and key industry figures recommending their own top picks. From Shuhei Yoshida and Yoshinori Ono to Psyonix and Drinkbox Studios, you might be surprised to see some of the games that make their top lists.

Though only available on the US PlayStation Store, you can check out their recommendations through this link (if there’s an error, log out of your PSN account and try again).

  1. Avenger
    Since: Oct 2012

    Yoshida’s selection will consist of nothing but random indie games, and if Jim Ryan appears he’ll have Vita Pets because it’s a AAA game.

    Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 08:18.
    • MrYd
      Since: Mar 2011

      Yes, random indie games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, Dark Souls 3, FF15 and others.

      Ok, so he’s picked Journey, Rocket League and Sound Shapes too, but it’s not all random indie games.

      Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 10:42.
  2. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    What does this actually do? Is there a detailed description of the feature anywhere?

    Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 09:12.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      What do you mean? It’s a simple curation feature. Curators put together a list of games they like and you then get to look at the list and consider whether or not you like what they like. If you do like what they like, then you might buy something that they like that you don’t have yet, in the hope that it’s another game that you like as well… like.

      Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 09:44.
      • Tony Cawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        I mean how are the curators selected? How many curators are there? Whereabouts on the store will this be displayed? Will everyone see the same curators or will they be personally selected based on your library? You know, that sort of stuff.

        Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 13:59.
    Since: Sep 2012

    At least this store is a lot better than the ps3’s,went on to download ME trilogy and Jesus was it slow.Also it had an uncanny knack of timing out on you,now that was a ball ache.

    Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 09:31.
  4. MrYd
    Since: Mar 2011

    For anyone wanting to look at the list, yes, it doesn’t work if you’re logged in to a non-US account.

    You could log out and look at it that way, but then when you log in again you’ll have to hope Sony doesn’t decide you need to do the 2-factor thing and wait for a text message which sometimes takes ages to arrive. (It shouldn’t need to do that if you’re using the same browser, but it quite often does)

    Or you can use your browsers “What porn? I wasn’t looking at porn!” mode. Right click the link and select “open link in incognito window”. Other browsers should have similar options.

    Of course, if your account isn’t protected by that feature, it won’t matter and you can just log out and do it that way. Or go and turn the extra protection on, because it’s stupid not to.

    Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 10:51.
  5. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    The makers of Goat Simulator are recommending games. Mind blown.

    Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 11:57.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Since: Sep 2008

      Let’s hope they don’t recommend No Mans Sky eh, haha.
      Gotta say this seems like a huge waste of time, the communities and followed players thing should be where this sort of stuff lies, it’s a social tool for a store that doesn’t work very well to start with.
      I had a play with a Bravia Android telly last week and found the PS Now store app, had a quick peek and was shocked to see the same clunky, slow, difficult to search store we get on the PS4… only slower and more clunky. The most agggrivating thing is that we know Sony can do much better.

      Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 12:18.
      • TSBonyman
        Since: Dec 2009

        Lol that’d shut me up! :)
        Agreed about this seeming a waste of time. The store does need improving though, i was looking through some of the deals last night and the videos are shockingly poor quality. Doesn’t make sense when you can watch better quality on youtube. I also don’t trust the user ratings which is probably a good thing. Anything i almost settled on last night was quickly discarded again once i read actual reviews.

        Comment posted on 25/05/2017 at 12:31.
      • Andrewww
        Since: Jan 2010

        Fully agree, Sony invests time into lowest priority features, adds stuff like that or revamps the blog rather than improving the store which had an absolutely rubbish user experience for years.

        Comment posted on 26/05/2017 at 12:30.