PlayStation tournaments are coming to PS5 this year

PS5 players will have more ways to compete before the end of 2022.


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Competition has been at the heart of the game since its inception. From getting high scores in arcades 35 years ago to winning Slayer’s 100 consecutive games in Halo Infinite. Yes, someone really did that. Unless you like playing single player campaigns and nothing else, then you probably like a bit of competition in your games. PlayStation plans to introduce a few more for PS5 gamers later this year.

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan gave a presentation this week in which he revealed a wealth of information on what the company has planned for the distant and immediate future. One exciting reveal that you might have missed among all the other big news is the arrival of PlayStation Tournaments on PS5. A feature that was first introduced on PS4 in 2016, but has yet to really catch on on PS5.

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“We are also planning to introduce a new tournament feature on PS5,” Ryan confirmed. Information on what this will look like and whether it will be drastically different from the same feature on PS4 was scarce. This should mean opportunities to compete with other players in a variety of different PS5 games, possibly with prizes up for grabs. Ryan also didn’t specify an exact arrival date, just later this year.

Sony filed a patent for the integration of online tournaments last year, which may well go hand in hand with the introduction of Tournaments on the PS5. It can also mean that media can be generated through the PlayStation Network rather than having to rely on the games themselves requiring competitive features. In turn, this could open up the possibility of having tournaments in other games that had not previously been considered in the Tournaments function until now.

As exciting as the prospect of competing with someone in Astro’s Playroom is, however it might work, it wasn’t the biggest story to come out of Ryan’s presentation. The highlights belonged to the news around the PS VR2. We were given a first look at the headset and even told us about one of the games that will be available when the next-gen VR system launches. Horizon: Call Of The Mountain, a spin-off of Zero Dawn and the upcoming Forbidden West.

Source: GamesRadar +

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