Sony updated theirs Page with important notes today to let PlayStation 5 users know that as of this fall, the console’s awards feature will “no longer be supported” as it “hasn’t reached the level of usage that we anticipated.” Like most PS5 users, this was the first time I heard the console even had a built-in multiplayer feedback system.
Awards is a Feature on the PlayStation 5 Allows players to praise other players for their performance in multiplayer matches. After completing a game, players can anonymously send badges to others they want to recognize for things like “helpful,” “hospitable,” or “good sport.” However, you cannot spam them or artificially inflate your friends’ collections of virtual awards since you will be prevented from sending awards to your friends or to people you have already recommended in the last 12 hours.
Despite its plans to discontinue the feature, Sony has “[encourages] the community to keep sending each other positive messages.” There’s an excellent joke here about players not liking mutual praise in multiplayer games, but there’s a better explanation for why awards were so underused: Not many people knew from that. It wasn’t a feature that Sony advertised very well, and many multiplayer games like it over watch and Final Fantasy XIV already have built-in recommendation systems. And that despite the youngest console manufacturer seeks to improve PlayStation’s online gaming offerings and features, the PlayStation 5 is currently not the platform that I associate with a satisfying online experience. If I wanted to fall in FFXIVThat’s what my gaming PC is for.
But fear not, PlayStation owners: you’ll get plenty new social features for PlayStation 5 soon. Just last Thursday, Sony announced it was opening a beta mode to test screen sharing, notifications for joining games, and the ability to send stickers and voice messages. Some of them even sound pretty decent. I hope they are implemented in a way that I can remember they exist.
https://kotaku.com/playstation-5-sony-accolades-online-feature-removed-ps5-1849355205 Sony Discontinues PS5 Feature Almost Nobody Knew About