"Since the launch of PS4, a lot of changes have taken place. Before that, we were a small and small community of platoons. I am not even a content creator. Now, we are a division-level force and hope to have high expectations Directly into the next generation, I hope PS5 is ready for me. "
These are the words of Brian English, who runs a popular YouTube channel, originally known as PS4Trophies. Today, it is called PS5Trophies, and heralds the excitement of the upcoming new version of Sony's flagship game console. For many people, trophies are simple rewards for achievements throughout their gaming career. Whether it ’s peeking at a skirt in Lollipop Chainsaw or watching cute Trico shit everywhere in The Last Guardian, these are all done in the name of pursuing the sweet "jingle bell" when the trophy unlocks of.
For the past seven years, English has spared no effort to ensure that passion can keep us struggling until we chase meaningless collectibles at sunrise to promote our digital collection. By deleting carefully planned trophy guides, walkthroughs and excessive top ten countdowns on the trophy list. It comes from people who understand, support, and advocate caring, who wholeheartedly chase the PlayStation trophy. Brian established a community of people who assembled behind him.
"Britain loyalty trophy hunters in the UK are surprising," said English. These achievement systems are in place and can help you stay on the platform. Trophy list fun games are paramount in the community, but there are many levels. There is no doubt that casual trophy hunters will get their favorite games. On the other hand, you will have a hardcore trophy hunter, they may be looking for the cheapest or fastest trophy, or not even care about the game. Although some people will challenge themselves with trophies that are difficult to obtain in history. "
Obviously, the community is built on people who want to achieve different goals. But one thing is still clear, that is, the trophies are all after the same final result. along with PlayStation 5 With the rapid development of English, how the trophy system will develop with the development of hardware is a key issue for English and the community. They all want to push their ideas to the forefront. But it all started by reviewing how this generation has done it.
One of the highlights of this generation of English is Insomniac Games' high respect for Marvel's Spider-Man. He said: "This is probably the most important trophy game in the PS4 era." "It checks all the boxes; this is the first party game, it is very successful, and platinum trading is very easy. The reason why it stands out is because it makes many people For the first time, I tasted the hunting life of the trophy, and some of them persisted. "This is the fact that Spider-Man touted the highest proportion of netizens who won the first-party exclusive title with platinum.
About the unique usage advocated by Bend Studio's Days Gone, perhaps one of the best examples of how to make good use of the system. "This is an example of a trophy list. The open world chief designer Eric Jensen and his team have carefully considered them. They considered everything, including screenshot capture moments and the wonderful trophy menu in the game. The smallest things can really play a lot Role. "English added.
The screenshot in question is a very creative feature. Players will notice that their game captures a screenshot of the exact moment they unlocked the trophy. Our gallery is usually a "Who is Who?" Game, because each screenshot has no similarities to the trophy it is associated with. Eric Jensen specially wrote scripts of all the fragments of "Lost Days" to capture the beautiful moments that players will remember.
It clearly shows the needs of the community in the next iteration. What follows is the way the community wants to use the ideas expressed on other systems. Xbox also invites players to unlock achievements in the game. Microsoft was initially the leader of this feature, and other companies such as Sony and Valve's Steam imitated their own features.
"There are only a few differences between the two platforms, but they are very large," English said. "Xbox One does have beautiful features, and it will track the progress of achieving achievements. For example, if you need 100 melee kills, the Xbox player can easily see exactly how much they are left until completion. I am very jealous of that Function, because I have been worried that it will not be tracked correctly. "
Nevertheless, the British still believe that the platinum trophy provides an advantage that Xbox is unlikely to have. "The PlayStation trophy system does have a much-loved platinum trophy, which requires you to get all the bronze, silver and gold in the game first. This is basically a sign that you have" mastered "the game. This is the (Xbox) achievement There is no final moment. "" Having platinum can inspire you to fight for the last few difficult battles, and it may be easier to easily reach 100% difficulty on Xbox because it has no carrot at the end. There are things in the final platinum moment , For example, ring a clock at the end of a long shift. It feels so good. "
It is this extra satisfaction that allows the community to invest more money and actively use English content to complete the production of their favorite games. This is a community containing all console lines, living outside the walls of console wars. "As far as I am concerned, trophies and achievement hunters are part of the same community," English said. "We pursue the same goals, fight the same fight, and in most cases play the same game. I have at least 10% of the audience playing games on Xbox, and I like it. Today, there is only mutual respect among the parties . We all want the same thing. It's actually pretty. "
So how can developers and Sony make the most of it and develop it? There are many ideas that English and the community hope to see the company inject in the future. He said: "For me, when the developers really put more thought, I feel very grateful." "For me, it is really easy to determine whether they care or are just doing this because it is Required. I see more and more developers starting to be creative and understand the value of the trophy system, and even how it affects overall sales. Someone makes a purchase decision based on the trophy list. They look at it as interesting or tedious. Will it take a few days or a month? If they do n’t watch the trailer at all, then it ’s all when they have n’t watched the trailer yet. The only question is what will the PlayStation bring us? ”
Brian asked this question to his community on Twitter, and many people quickly put forward interesting points about how the system should evolve. "At the platform level, one of the most sought-after things is the global and leaderboards of each game," detailed in English. "Even if your percentage is up to 5% or 10%, you want to delete the list (currently, you can only delete zero% of the list). Of course, there is also a popular" Please delete online multiplayer trophy "campaign. A lot of ideas are pouring in, so I hope that Sony will actively integrate these ideas into the new game consoles.
The British dream is bigger. He hopes that there will be more ways to interact with all the hard work he has achieved. He said: "I want to have greater ambitions." "I want a system that can feel front and center. I want to have a fully functional application in my little dream world, The app can provide me with statistical information, similar to third-party websites like PSNProfiles that use data provided by PlayStation. "
"In this application, I want a virtual trophy case where I can see all the trophies (probably some virtual VR options) and appropriate filtering options. It is also a leaderboard, but I want to track who is the first , Who is the fastest and can compare with the world, your country or your friends. I hope PlayStation can explore more the social aspects of trophy hunting. Anything that brings the community together, "he said.
One thing that Brian has in common is the sense of community he has built. All kinds of people participate, discuss and gather together to defeat the trophy. Whether it is on Twitter, regularly broadcast in English, or embracing the content he posted here every day, he is actively working to transition to a new console and develop on it.
"As long as PlayStation provides us with tools, the entire community will promote the trophy system and may even develop it into something better." English added. "As cross-platform games become popular, we will begin to see more trophy hunters and achievement hunters working together on their lists."
This sense of solidarity makes English and thousands of others excited for the next generation. Although game developers and industry officials will strive to provide fascinating reward lists, English and the community will continue to support development with love and acceptance. Whether any of these changes or enhancements will be beyond recognition when PlayStation 5 arrives at home, but you can still be confident that content creators like Brian will continue to focus their love on YouTube channels and other guides to help , Motivate and encourage others to follow their enthusiasm.
One thing the English people really want is: "My absolute craziest dream is that I want a trophy hunting e-sports league."