The console records players reactions after earning trophies.

14:32, 27 Nov 2020

When the PlayStation 4 was brought into our homes it coincided with a whole new depth of technology. The ability to be immersed into the gaming experience has been heightened ever since the release of the console (and the Xbox One), alongside the use of Cortana, Alexa, and other streaming materials. 

One of the most recognisable advances in the technology was the ability to record snapshots of your gameplay, and the automatic system that the PlayStation 4 put into place when a player would earn a trophy (an achievement that increases a users gamerscore).

Despite being a clever trick, many players soon switched the feature off, preferring to manually record clips that focused on fun and engaging gameplay, rather than the gathering of trophies.

Now, with the PlayStation 5 being released, Sony has upped the antics, allowing the next generation console to record the voice of the player as well as their gameplay when unlocking a trophy.

The feature was showcased by a surprised Dark Souls player who, upon the slaying of a large Souls boss, was audibly ecstatic. Reddit user "helloiamjack" then found that his elated roars were captured by the PS5 controller's microphone and added to his clip.

First time Souls player. I didn’t realise that the PS5 records your microphone’s audio whenever you get a trophy. Whoops. from r/PS5
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Other users congratulated the soul hunter and resonated with his reaction, with comments such as "Nothing feels better than taking down a Souls boss. Welcome to the club, slayer of demons" being posted on his Reddit thread.

So, next time you're slaying your way through a game, make sure to bear in mind that your reactions are being captured, should you keep the feature activated.

 

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