PS5 Activities feature will load you straight into specfic game modes

A PS5 feature called PS5 Activities will let you load straight into specific game modes from the PS5’s main menu, it’s recently been revealed.

The news comes from GameReactor Spain (via Google Translate), which writes, “WRC 9 will implement fully asynchronous and optimized loading, using the new super-fast SSD memories so that the players get behind the wheel in no time, while the function of the PlayStation 5 Activities system will propose instant ‘deeplink’ links from the start menu to directly access races or parts of the game, with the intention of ‘keeping players hooked’.”

While you’re right to be suspect over a translated piece from a single article, the new report actually is backed up by a statement Sony’s Mark Cerny made way back in October 2019.

Speaking with Wired, Cerny said, “multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them – and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player you just jump right into whatever you like.”

As examples, we’d envisage being able to jump straight into a Destiny 2 Strike without having to go to its multitude of launch screens, or picking up with your Be A Pro career in Madden NFL 21 straight from the menu. The sky’s the limit, really.

We’ll have more on PS5 Activities as news is made available.

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