Last month, Sony outlined the revamped PS5 UI to introduce a new Activity feature. In addition to tracking a player’s progress during missions, the Activity bar can show players video hints that can help reveal hidden targets or checkpoints.
Screenshot of the PS5 user interface
Demon’s Souls is a popular game that is notoriously difficult, so being able to deliver help videos immediately can benefit new players. Especially because a series of MO of the Souls deliberately keep some game mechanics or challenges unclear.
This feature is also optional, so players who don’t want to watch the video can skip it by never bringing it up in the UI.Sony’s UI demo from October shows Sack Boy Adventures using the help feature in Active UI, so those are two confirmed PS5 games using the feature. The extent to which these features expand will likely depend on how popular they are with users.
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Matt TM Kim is an IGN reporter.