Sony is ending support for a PS5 feature you probably never used
Sony is putting its PS5 Accolades feature out to pasture in Fall 2022
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❌ Sony is ending support for its PS5 Accolades feature in Fall 2022
👍 Accolades were introduced on PS5 as a way to encourage players to give each other positive feedback in online games
🏆 You could award teammates badges based on their playstyle or conduct
🪓 The Accolades feature isn’t widely used, so Sony has decided to axe it
Sony is discontinuing its Accolades PS5 feature later this year as the PlayStation community isn’t using it.
A post on the official PlayStation website under “Important notices regarding PlayStation products services” mentions that Accolades will no longer be supported (thanks, Siliconera).
The statement reads:
In fall of 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation 5 will no longer be supported. The feature hasn’t seen the level of usage we anticipated, so we are refocusing our efforts. We encourage the community to continue to send positive messages to one another.
Accolades were introduced to encourage positive play during online games and allowed players to award each other badges. You could award online players who weren’t part of your friends list badges like ‘Helpful,’ ‘Welcoming,’ and ‘Good Sport’ – but it’s clear that barely anyone used it.
It’s unlikely that Sony’s decision to end support for Accolades will cause any outrage. Still, it’s always a shame when a feature is removed from a console – even if the community hasn’t widely adopted it.
Thankfully, Sony continues to roll out new features to PS5, including 1440p support, and there’s even some new hardware to look forward to in terms of PSVR 2. Sony recently provided an early look at the PSVR 2 user experience, including a see-through view and a Cinematic Mode that lets you play PS5 games on a massive virtual screen.
Last week, Sony announced that PS5 sales had reached 21.7 million, but software sales were down 26%. The Japanese company also refused to rule out a PS5 price increase.
Interestingly, we also learned that 79% of PlayStation game sales were digital, which shows that consumers appear to be happy to ditch the disc drive when it comes to PS5 disc vs PS5 Digital Edition.
It’s clear that ongoing supply issues are hampering the PS5’s success, but if you’re still on the hunt for Sony’s elusive console, check out our PS5 restock page for all the latest updates.
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