This leaked PS5 feature could change the way you play – BGR

  • The PS5 price and release date aren’t the only secrets left. Sony has not introduced the operating system, user interface, or new software features for the console.
  • A now-removed item briefly listed one of the new PS5 features that has not been announced.
  • The “Activities” will act as a direct link to in-game events that will bring players directly into action from the main console screen without having to start the game and load a specific mode or mission.

The PlayStation 5 has been technically unveiled, but Sony did not reveal all its secrets. Not only is the price and release date a mystery, but the console’s features are also unknown. We haven’t seen the new PlayStation operating system yet, but a significant software feature on the PS5 has been leaked ahead of time. It’s called “Activities” and it allows players to jump into games at a specific time without having to start the game first.

The feature was discussed in an article about the upcoming racing game. WRC 9 on the spanish blog Game reactor, where the interviewee accidentally ruined activities. The post was quickly removed, and there is no trace of it at the time of writing. But the Internet does not forget, and the article was referenced on Reddit and Twitter.

The article is primarily about the upcoming World Rally Championship game, but the Activities feature is mentioned in a paragraph as “an instant deep link to specific races directly from the console menu.”

This functionality could work similarly in other games, allowing players to jump to desired content instantly. PS5 Lead Designer Mark Cerny hinted at the Activities feature during an interview with Cabling which detailed some of the features of the console. Sony revealed at the time that the PS5 would allow gamers to install specific parts of the game first in order to play the part of the game they want to play as quickly as possible (emphasis ours):

Regardless of which parts of the game you choose to install and play, you can stay up-to-date through a completely revamped user interface.. The PS4’s basic home screen sometimes feels frozen in amber; You can see what your friends have recently done or even what game title they might be playing right now, but without launching a single title there is no way of knowing what single player missions you could do or which multiplayer games you can join. The PS5 will change that. “Although it will be fairly quick to start games, we don’t want the player to have to start the game, see what happens, start the game, see what happens,” says Cerny. “Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of combinable activities 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 straight into whatever you want. “

Cerny mentioned the activities as events that can be “joined in real time” and told Cabling that all these shortcuts will be visible in the user interface. But without any news about the PS5 operating system and user interface, we had forgotten about this. The new Game reactor The report brings the feature back to the forefront and gives it an official name.

If I had to speculate, I’d say the activities could be linked to the rumored PlayStation wizard, too, and a mobile companion app could tell PS5 owners when to join a specific game session with their friends, be it a multiplayer event or some sort mission quest for one player. You can read an archived version of WRC 9 article here

With July almost over, we hope Sony will soon showcase the PS5 operating system, user interface, and software features.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on technology topics with readers around the world. Every time you don’t write about devices, you unfortunately don’t stay away from them, even though you desperately try. But that is not necessarily a bad thing.