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Sony Need To Update The PlayStation Trophy System

PlayStation trophies have been around for several years now, but have been given very little maintenance. Sony need to improve the trophy system to keep up with the updates Microsoft have made to Xbox achievements.

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2pacalypsenow133d ago

I love Ms's tracking system with achievements, I hope Sony implements that in the future.

NerdBurglars133d ago

steam achievements have the same thing, its a cool touch

Genuine-User132d ago

Yeah the trophy tracking system is pretty cool. I hope Sony are able to implement it soon.

ziggurcat132d ago

I agree - the tracking system is great, and I hope they implement something like that with trophies.

sinspirit132d ago

I think they should have a trophy viewing mode similar to Smash Bros. Like the room where all your trophies are on the table with classic consoles on a shelf in the background. If you have PSVR you can get up close to them on a virtual table. With the camera you could snap a pic of your room for use. If you platinum a game you could unlock a room themed after Bloodborne, God of War, Uncharted, etc. and view your trophies there.

I don't get why people are so hardcore about trophies or achievements though. People used to commonly act like they were the decision on whether they would buy a game or not. I like the RPG-like level system to trophies though.

Ceaser9857361132d ago

being a noob here... whats this tracking system with achievements??

Mr_Writer85132d ago

It basically keeps track of how close you are to unlocking said achievement.

An example to unlock Achievement A you must kill 500 zombies, the tracker will tell you how many of that 500 you have killed like 100/500.

Its useful when the game doesn't have tracking like PvsZ garden Warfare.

Ceaser9857361132d ago

Mr_writer85

Thanx a lot .. got you now.. I have seen that mainly while playing The Division and always wanted that feature on the PS.. hopefully Sony takes a notice and brings it on their next update or following ..

RommyReigns132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

Track gameplay hours - psnprofiles.com
Track game stats on the network - Good idea
Copy Microsofts Idea – 'Show a progress bar toward individual trophies', A bit convoluted to introduce atm because of save files, what if you delete the save file of the game you've given up trying to get a particular trophy for example the lamppost trophy on Planet Kerwan in Ratchet and Clank PS4 (not hard to find tbf, but just using this as an example), does the progress bar reset when you replay the game? Would be useful if it does reset and show progress properly.
Customise the trophy ding sound – Nah, the trophy ding sound is legendary and is associated with PlayStation and the trophy system.
Create a public API – psnprofiles.com
Network leaderboards – psnprofiles.com

At least with Trophies anyone can see what games you have worked on specifically with the Percentage and the Platinum Trophy, compared to just a vague number on a user's profile.

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PiNkFaIrYbOi133d ago

Eeeee, never really got the trophy system or the achievement system.

MegamanXXX133d ago

I know right. Even Steam have their own achievement system that I could care less about.

NerdBurglars133d ago

steam doesnt put much focus on them though. most people go for the trading cards

MegamanXXX133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

I agree with the trading cards. I actually like that feature

Brave_Losers_Unite132d ago

Achievement for PC is garbage. If it was universal under 1 system, then it would be better. Trophies and Achievements for Xbox and PS are waaaay better

SonyWarrior132d ago

no one cares about steam achievements because you could use a hack to unlock the achievements very easily which takes away from the appeal of them

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Big_Game_Hunters131d ago

I think its one of those things teenagers compete over. Even when X360ps3 came out with them when i was in HS i never really understood them.

FallenAngel1984133d ago

I wish they automatically synced

Genuine-User132d ago

They do now. Some people on neogaf tested through psnprofiles.com and PS4's quick menu.

CaptainSellers132d ago

They do sync automatically now, it was implemented a few weeks ago.

segamaniaco132d ago

They made some improvements, now you can see secret trophies.

RommyReigns132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

Secret Trophies were always accessible to see, you just had to press square to view them.

DialgaMarine131d ago

@Rommy That was a feature introduced just a couple years ago on PS4 (I think along with the trophy screenshot). You could never view them on PS3.

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-Foxtrot133d ago

No synching....that's all I want

I'm sick of doing it...it's such a small thing but by now it shouldn't even need to happen.

Genuine-User132d ago

It syncs automatically now.

InTheZoneAC132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

they've automatically sync'd since the beginning of their existence for ps3/ps4, the only time they don't is if you have a second system that isn't set to primary.

-Foxtrot132d ago

When you click on it it still has to load up and new trophies will pop up you've recently earned. Achievements don't do that, once you get them BAM...they are there.

Mr_Writer85132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

@fox
That's only to view them on the system trophy list.

If you unlock a trophy and then go on your feed it will show as unlocked even though you haven't synced it on your PS4 trophy list.

My brother doesn't click on his trophy list ever but I can see every trophy he has.

NerdBurglars131d ago

every time i get a new trophy i need to go to the trophy menu on the PS4 and sync manually. Maybe it does it once a day, but i think people want a real time sync

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