The Vice site obtained an internal document from Sony, made just for game developers, that reveals the company’s intentions to support single-player experiences more than ever. This is because PlayStation believes that gamers spend more time offline than online.
Vice does not display images of the document as it contains watermarks that would reveal its source, putting your work at risk. Despite this, the site says that Sony begins by raising the phrase that single-player games are dying, then denying it and providing positive information about these types of experiences.
The PlayStation 5 aims to fix some problems
The most interesting thing about the leak is that the PlayStation 5 comes as a “rescue”, trying to provide solutions to some of the main problems that players have today.
According to the company’s presentation, one of the biggest difficulties that players are facing today is the lack of time. Unable to dedicate a specified number of hours per day to gaming, Sony notes that users reported the following issues :
“- Not knowing how long it will take, I don’t play unless I have 2 or more hours free
– It takes a lot of time to watch help videos when I’m stuck
– How to participate socially without risking spoilers
– I forgot what I was doing in the game last time, it is difficult for him to play again ”.
To solve some of these problems, Sony created the activity cards on the PS5. The logic behind this is to offer players the opportunity to choose which specific part of a game they want to join so that they are not discouraged from playing when they only have a little time available and it is easier for them to remember what they were. doing.
The cards also show the average duration of an activity, helping players know which mission is the best fit based on the time they have available.