PlayStation To Discontinue Flagship Feature Which No One Ever Used

In the growing console industry, there are certain features that are lost due to the 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 multi-generation multiplayer, the console had turned the whole table around. While it managed to make many new improvements, some of these features later piled up to be discontinued.

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PlayStation 5 will discontinue the Accolades system

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

The Accolade system was actually meant to help online players support each other in communicating through in-game messages. The system was exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation and was considered somewhat underrated. In the end, the company decided to discontinue this feature due to its very rare use.

In an official announcement by PlayStation, they said: “In the fall of 2022, the Braces feature on PlayStation 5 will no longer be supported. The feature hasn’t seen the level of usage we expected, so we’re refocusing our efforts. We encourage the community to continue sending positive messages to each other.” Surprisingly, many gamers didn’t even know there was such a feature until the news came out.

What is the Accolade System?

When Sony first launched the PlayStation 5, players around the world could play online games from any old PS console and chat with them too. Since 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 player the sender collaborated with. There were three types of awards that the players could send their teammates: helpful, welcoming, and good sport.

In particular, the term is often used in the context of awards and recognitions bestowed upon an individual throughout their professional career. It is mainly used to refer to prestigious awards and accolades that not many people receive.

While the feature wasn’t well known to fans, it can be guessed that the system will come back with some more features at a later date. Since Sony is known for its reusability and polishing techniques, players will soon be able to find some similar features.

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