Chasing achievements are an integral part of video games. Whether it’s cutting trees a thousand times or completing the game 100%, achievements give purpose to keep playing a specific game. Like Xbox, Sony’s PlayStation also offers an achievement system in the form of four-tier trophies.
Trophies are a form of reward that players can earn by completing certain in-game activities, like beating a specific level, collecting a number of items, etc. The difficulty of obtaining certain trophies can vary a lot. Developers often design them to be engaging, and a dedicated part of the community indulges in collecting them.
However, some players take it a bit too far; some gamers care about the trophies more than the games themselves. Platinum trophies, especially, are the end goal that the community tries to obtain. Platinum trophies signify 100% completion. The platinum for a title is earned when all the other lower-ranked trophies are acquired.
In some gaming communities, the number of Platinum trophies a player has, dictates their overall respect. Certain games are abusing the system; they only last a couple of minutes at most and end up giving platinum. These primitive titles dubbed “Jumping Games“ cost 1.99-5.99 and mostly feature silly food items jumping around the screen, lacking any gameplay.
The Jumping Brownie, The Jumping Burger, The Jumping Burrito, The Jumping Soda, and The Jumping Fries are some examples. This ridiculous prospect may be humorous, but it got worrisome when more and more gamers started using them to earn free platinum trophies. Moreover, these games would clutter the PlayStation 5 store and push down the actual interesting titles.
Players were worried about the degradation of platinum trophies and the PlayStation 5 store. However, Sony has struck back and has seemingly fixed the issue. The store sorting now effectively brings up the actual games in the “new games” section, as reported in the NeoGaf forum. The Jumping Games are pushed at the most end of the section.
Furthermore, the default search method on the console store is sorting to Best Selling games now. Sony heard the angry community and looked into the issue. The problem has finally been resolved; the shady Jumping Games are no longer pushed and promoted at the top of the store.
Hopefully, these notorious titles will fade away to obscurity soon enough. What are your thoughts regarding these Jumping Games finally being dealt with? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.
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