Last week, Sony finally gave us an in-depth look at the PlayStation 5’s UI and since then people have been picking the lengthy explainer video apart for more details.
Once interesting tidbit comes from Twitter user Tidux who has dug up some more information about PS5 trophies and the console’s new “activity cards” system.
According to them, PS5 users will be able to redeem in-game rewards when unlocking trophies, a feature that is bound to excite PlayStation trophy hunters out there.
More Trophy news,Trophies can reward you in-game, and we saw it when we saw the UI.
When a player hovers over one “activity card” we can see the remaining estimate time, when the player hovers over a “trophy card” the player can see what in-game reward the trophy will unlock. pic.twitter.com/ej8qnGseb4
— Tidux (@Tidux) October 18, 2020
Two images from the PS5 UI reveal show separate trophies for exclusive launch title, Destruction AllStars. Unlocking the bronze trophy titled “Rookie” will reward you with a profile banner item while the gold trophy “Wreckognised” will land you a profile avatar. We assume that both of these are for use in Destruction AllStars as opposed to being a PSN avatar and banner. We’re waiting for official clarification on this via Sony.
As also noted by Tidux, this is similar to how Ubisoft handles rewards via their Uplay extension. This was originally introduced in 2009 with the launch of Assassin’s Creed II giving players in-game bonuses for completing certain trophies and achievements. This has expanded over the years to include daily and weekly challenges with points earned being spendable across most Ubisoft titles.
PS5 trophy rewards is another way Sony can enrich the player’s experience with yet another engaging hook, adding more value to trophies than a simple *ping* noise and notification pop-up. However, just like previously mentioned activity cards, we’re interested in just how well spread this feature will be. Will it only apply to first party games? What will Sony be doing to encourage other games to use its more in-depth set of PS5 features?
We’ve posted a handy breakdown PlayStation 5 user experience for those wanting more info on the main menu, parties, trophies, and more.
The PS5 officially launches next month, arriving in the US and other select territories on November 12th, then everywhere else (including the UK) on November 19th.