PlayStation to remove PS5 Accolades feature this fall due to low ‘level of usage’

Accolades, we hardly knew ye

PlayStation has confirmed that its ‘PlayStation 5 Accolades’ feature is getting the axe this fall due to “level of usage.”

If you aren’t aware of what the PlayStation 5 Accolades system entails, we don’t blame you. It’s largely been an under-the-radar feature for many. Amongst other unique PlayStation 5 features like Activity Cards, Accolades were brand new to the console. This system allows players to award badges and give feedback to other players online.

Accolades are split into three tiers and tie into the User Profile. Accolades available are Helpful, Welcoming, and Good Sport. If perhaps you ran across another player who carried the team in Call of Duty: Warzone, you could award them a Helpful badge. Alternatively, someone who helped you get accustomed to a co-op game may be deserving of a Welcoming badge.

It was a novel incentive to see the PlayStation community positively interact with each other. However, like many console features, some stand out more than others. In this case, Accolades didn’t have the stickiness PlayStation was hoping to see.

Now, Accolades join a growing list of discontinued PlayStation apps, features and services. On the landing page, PlayStation confirms that, “In fall of 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation 5 will no longer be supported.”

While Accolades won’t be available for much longer, PlayStation encourages the community to maintain some general positivity online. “We encourage the community to continue to send positive messages to one another.”

Although PlayStation will be laying its Accolades to rest, it did recently bring 1440p support to PlayStation 5. Console beta testers are now able to take advantage of this feature via the new software update when using a compatible display.

Source: PlayStation Via: @Nibellion