Let me peer into this cloudy orb – you might call it Orbis – and try to divine the future.
- Could we see a new PlayStation console?
- Will Sony force Microsoft to show their console first?
- Is Sony going to collapse and give up because of its recent business problems?
Oh wait! We’ll find out tomorrow.
In the meantime, I thought of five changes to trophies that I’d like to see in a future PlayStation:
1. Less multiplayer trophies
This is a small change.
I like to sink my teeth into single player games and take time to digest all they offer. I don’t spend much time with multiplayer and can’t afford hundreds of hours to get those rare trophies. The Uncharted series did a good job here: I only had to earn one or two multiplayer trophies.
2. Jump to a trophy you just earned
So you slash your way through a game when something pops up on the screen. You adjust your geeky glasses, held together with tape, and squint at the screen.
“You earned a trophy: Great Job!”
What does that mean?
I’d like to tap a button to find out the details right away. I’m talking about light speed here. I want to know why I got a trophy.
3. More platinum trophies
I wish every game had a platinum trophy. Yes, that would include small PSN games. The platinum trophy is a fun reason to dust off an old game and replay it after you’ve beaten it to death.
4. Bonus rewards for unlocking trophies
You unlocked a trophy! Your eyes light up and sparkle like a diamond when you see it.
Now, imagine if you could unlock some cool weapons at the same time. I think that sounds fun, and it would spur me to play until I unlocked everything in the game.
5. Carry trophies over to the next system
This is the most important item on this list.
I expect Sony will trumpet new things and throw out old failures. I hope they keep trophies on their next system so I can keep stacking them on my virtual shelf.
What do you think Sony should do tomorrow?