You Can now turn off Trophy Notifications on PlayStation 3

The latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, 4.46, released today, has added the ability to turn off trophy notifications. For those who find the achievement hunting meta-game annoying or pointless, you can now make it so that your game isn't ever interrupted by that addictive but admittedly out of place sound.

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CaptainSheep1847d ago

Why would anyone do that? That *PING* noise is so awesome. It's the message notification tone on my mobile. xD

matgrowcott1847d ago

Some people just don't enjoy trophies. I love them, myself, but I can see why they might be overly intrusive for someone who dislikes them.

Testfire1847d ago

I was a trophy hunter for a while, but then I found that for me I wasn't really enjoying the actual game anymore, just the hunt for trophies. Now I've gotten away from hunting trophies and I'm enjoying the games much more for what they are. To me, the trophies are just an immersion breaker now, so this news makes me very happy, I've been asking for it for a while.

Baka-akaB1847d ago

It's distracting in some games . Like say Rock band/guitar hero ... here you are jamming and needing to focus , when a chimes sound and distract you away

first1NFANTRY1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

"Why would anyone do that?"

My thoughts exactly. The notifications keeps me informed of what trophies I have worked hard to get.

Rhythmattic1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

Just Finished The Last Of US.

Exactly the perfect game to turn off Trophy Notification (from fw4.45)... Which I did .

The notifications for me would break the emersion, which is the TLOU greatness.

Ill turn it back on with my trophy hunt play-through...

At least its an option now....

Knushwood Butt1847d ago

I don't think I would personally, but it's nice to have the option.

Nice message notification tone!!

Tiqila1847d ago

The last of us is an immersive game that I would have hated those trophy *PING*'s all the time!

matgrowcott1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

You might manage like 4 trophies in your first playthrough, more at the very end if you've collected everything.

Not a great game for trophy hunters, but no way is immersion affected.

Tiqila1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

I only got some trophies at the end after I had finished that game. I was very thankful for that and i was so into that game while playing that it definitely would have affected my immersion.

I know thats just me, but I welcome that new feature to turn trophy notification off.

EDIT: I actually am trying to platinum Tlou, so Im not against trophies, but I dont want to be annoyed with them notifications while playing.

raiden-491847d ago

well it could be handy for people who do lets plays on ps3's

vlonjati77vlonjati1847d ago

yes i like the PING but its also good to have the option.I beat LAAST OF US(before the trophy notification update) and only got a trophy.Which is good.Honestly the only game that I didnt care about the trophies .I even forgot about it until I was 70% completion when I got the 1st trophy.I was so immersed in that game.I swear Naughty Dog gonna make miracles with PS4.I also liked the Heavy Rain that you get the trophy after you complete chapter.
The storu movie like base3d games I dont care about the trophies on my first playthrough.gotta go to work good day everyone

vlonjati77vlonjati1847d ago

Captain-I have the ps1 boot up sound for my brings me good memories everytime someone sends me a mesage.I love it.

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byeGollum1847d ago

Lovely. . No interruptions for those that don't care about trophies, nice to have options.

Septic1847d ago

A bit late isn't it? This should have been an option on day one. Ah well, better late than never.

Tiqila1847d ago

still nice to see improvements

WalterWJR1847d ago

can you turn off your friends online status?

byeGollum1847d ago

You could always do that.

Knushwood Butt1847d ago

Yeah, but I think that also disables new message notifications at the same time.

yeahokchief1847d ago

All of the above is true. THe only way to turn off friend status is to turn off messages. Not worth it. I like to give timely responses.

Lannister1847d ago

I want when I get a trophy notification and I hit the home button as long as the notification is showing It takes me to that specific trophy.

Maybe have a little 'new' icon next to it or something like that.

matgrowcott1847d ago

I'm thinking that will be a PS4 feature. It's probably too deep in the OS for Sony to bother shaking things up for PS3 games.

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