Sony quietly announced over the weekend that it is shutting down its Accolades feature, literally because no one used it.
Doesn’t it feel good when you’re playing online on your PS5, and another player sends you an Accolade to say ‘good job’? Sorry, what do you mean ‘what’s an Accolade?’ If you haven’t heard of the feature, don’t worry, literally nobody else has, and Sony knows that too, as a notice was placed on the PlayStation website announcing the removal of the feature.
“In fall of 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation 5 will no longer be supported,” reads the notice. “The feature hasn’t seen the level of usage we anticipated, so we are refocusing our efforts. We encourage the community to continue to send positive messages to one another.”