PlayStation will abandon the flagship feature that no one has ever used

In the growing console industry, some features are being lost due to rapid development. Console developers like PlayStation have some of the best-selling features in recent years.

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From faster loading times to cross-generational multiplayer, the console had turned the tide. Even though it managed to make many new advancements, some of these features later piled up to be dropped.

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PlayStation 5 will abandon the Accolades system

When the PlayStation 5 launched in 2020, it had taken the world by storm. The mighty console had some of the best features attached to it. One of those features was giving accolades to an online player.

The Accolade system was actually intended to help online gamers support each other in communication through in-game messages. The system was exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation and was considered somewhat underrated. Eventually, the company decided to discontinue this feature due to its very rare usage.

In an official PlayStation announcement, they said, “As of Fall 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation 5 will no longer be supported. The feature has not seen the level of usage we anticipated, so we are refocusing our efforts. We encourage the community to continue to send positive messages to each other. Notably, many gamers didn’t even know such a feature existed until the news broke.

What is the Accolade System?

When Sony first launched the PlayStation 5, gamers around the world could play online games from any old PS console and also chat with them. Because it was an old feature, PlayStation wanted to try something more, so Accolades.

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This new feature allowed players to send feedback to any random player the sender was associated with. There were three types of hugs players could send to their teammates: helpful, welcoming, and good sport.

Notably, the term is often used in the context of rewards and recognition given to a person throughout their professional career. It is particularly used to denote prestigious awards and honors that few people receive.

Although the feature is not widely known among fans, one can guess that the system might come back later with some additional features. Since Sony is known for its reusability and polishing techniques, gamers will soon be able to find similar features.

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