Embargoes on PlayStation 5 content lifted today sparking a sea of unboxing videos and gameplay of Astro’s Playroom from various outlets and content creators. The most interesting news came in the form of a three minute video posted by Kinda Funny.
It’s no secret the love Kinda Funny Co-Founder Greg Miller has for PlayStation and its trophies. Miller hosts PS I Love You XOXO, a PlayStation focused podcast, as well as ushered in the PlayStation Vita island. Miller also owns over 100 Platinum trophies across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. So it only made sense the team at Kinda Funny would want to document Miller’s first trophy on the PS5 and share it with their fans. That’s when the trophy change was discovered, a cool one at that.
In the three minute video posted to the Kinda Funny YouTube channel, Miller says he recorded the first trophy he secured on OBS. However when he tried to stop the recording to save it, the file corrupted losing the moment of the his first PS5 trophy forever, or so he thought.
On PS4, the system takes a screenshot when you unlock a trophy. This allowed you to share the image on social media to show off what you unlocked. While this continues on PS5, its now accompanied by a short video of how you got the trophy complete with even an overlay. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but for content creators and trophy hunters alike this is an awesome upgrade. You now get a video to share or use in your video creations that displays the trophy secured and the name of it all in a short condensed video.
This is the most notable change to the trophy system that I can remember since the trophy system was added to PS3 in July 2008. It’s not known how much the video will change, if at all, depending on the rarity or level of the trophy. The change has me excited to start capturing my own trophies on the PS5 once it releases.
PlayStation made a number of changes to the trophy system ahead of the PS5 launch which you can find here.
The PlayStation 5 releases in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12. It will release in the rest of the world on November 19.