We may have a much better idea of one of the key features of PlayStation 5. Systems architect Mark Cerny has briefly mentioned a feature that will allow you to load key parts of games directly from the PS5 interface, and a new report. share more details about that along with a name: Activities.
The article first appeared on Gamereactor. It was quickly withdrawn, but not before it was archived for posterity (via Eurogamer). According to the report, the feature will allow you to load into individual game modes, such as directly jumping into a race in WRC9 and bypassing menus entirely.
Cerny had previously explained this feature in an interview with Wired, but had not shared such specific details.
“Although it will be quite fast to start games, we don’t want the player to have to start the game, see what happens, start the game, see what happens,” Cerny said. “Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of activities that can be linked in real time. Single player games will provide information such as what missions you could do and what rewards you could receive for completing them, and all those options will be visible in the user interface. As a player, you jump directly to whatever you want. “
While this may provide a name, the article has been withdrawn and Sony has not given any official word on “Activities”. We hope that the company will describe this and any other new hardware features sometime in the near future, before the expected launch of the fall console.