Over the week, we have learned a lot of things about the PlayStation 5 through Sony’s official announcement. Sony’s boss Jim Ryan shared how the operating system of the upcoming gaming console will be able to reveal more information about the game the player is currently playing and, more importantly, the specific activities the players are engaged in. It appears that the Japanese console maker is suggesting that the PS5 will be a more socially connected experience through its broadcasting features, which hopefully will affect trophies as well.

Sony is holding the PlayStation Experience 2017 this December. Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Trophies were first introduced in PlayStation 3, and initially, there were only a limited number of games that supported it before it became a required feature. In fact, there are a lot of PlayStation users who do not bother with trophies at all, but for others, trophy hunting is fun and exciting. They not only lengthen the lifespan of games but also encourage players to challenge our abilities and uncover contents like alternate endings or side quests.

While we do not have official confirmation as to how the PlayStation 5 will treat trophies when it officially releases in 2020, TheSixthAxis believe that Sony could make trophies a more encouraging and more meaningful aspect of gaming. Because of the capability of PS5, it could begin tracking a wide range of in-game stats regardless if these are related to trophies or not. It is also possible according to the site that the PlayStation 5 could let the players see the progress it is making towards achieving the trophies and maybe suggestions on what the players would like to do next, similar to that available in Xbox One.

Please take note that this is in no way a confirmation about what the PlayStation 5 could offer in case of trophies. These are simply predictions and possibilities that could happen given the next-generation technology that the PS5 has. With the imminent release of the PlayStation 5, it is highly likely that we are going to hear more details about it between now and its release window.