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Developers Vow: Trophies Are Coming

As you all know, firmware update 2.40 is finally here, and it contains the long-awaited in-game XMB and Trophy support. However, many users are a little miffed at the idea that Trophies aren't retroactive, which means they'd have to replay any games they've already completed to nab those Trophies. Furthermore, we don't have a giant list of games coming out in the near future that will definitely support Trophies, although you can expect that all first-party games will.

However, developers are already starting to pledge their loyalty to the Trophy system, and we can expect many games, both old and new, to feature the option. It goes well beyond Super Stardust HD (the first game to allow Trophies); according to MCVUK, developers Criterion and Naughty dog have tossed their hat into the ring. They say that their biggest titles - Burnout Paradise and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, respectively - will soon get Trophies, and of course, this means future projects from these guys should also boast the support. There was a nasty rumor going around that only first-party titles would give us the Trophy option, but clearly, that isn't the case. Now that the capability is officially here, more developers are ready and willing to give PS3 users the equivalent of the Achievements for the Xbox 360 versions of next-gen games.

In addition, we can expect those same developers to start taking advantage of the in-game XMB. Obviously, as it hasn't been released until today, game makers haven't had any call to implement an in-game XMB into the development process for any given title. But all that has changed. New customization options are fun for all!

7/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:02:57 AM
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Well I've already beaten burnout once and uncharted several times...as well as many other PS3 games and I don't want to have to play through them again for these trophies.

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dso8515
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:05:58 AM
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It's nice to see that some developers are quickly jumping to action to implement what 2.40 gives us. Hopefully more will follow suit, especially all of those wonderful developers over at Infinity Ward.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:12:44 AM
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I wish get the trophies automatically if youve already done the required task, i completed Uncharted 100%, Unlocked everything, i should have the platinum trophy, but no, i have to do it all again! Well at least it gives it replay value.

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:18:24 AM
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Like i said before, everyone needs to wait a little for the devs to get the ball rolling.

btw, i'm actually glad that the Trophies aren't retroactive. Now we've got added replay value to our libraries of games. Anyone else excited to have a good reason to revisit those fantastic titles are is it just me?

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:19:54 AM

I'm excited. But how many times is an update going to come and force us to re-master games.

What about when Home comes?

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 11:24:10 AM
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I guess it will be nice to play Uncharted again, i havent touched it since i unlocked everything. but when HOME comes out it better not ask me to do it again.

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Schmitty
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:50:35 PM
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im not going to bother playing through games agian its just a trophy.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 1:06:25 PM
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You'll feel differently when HOME is eventually released, Trophies are ment to lead to many rewards on HOME so i hear.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 5:30:43 PM
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Guys there is a very good reason trophies aren't (and should never be) retroactive. Anyone who wanted to can simply download 100% complete save files for games, it takes less than 5 minutes if you know where to look. If Sony made this possible you'd see a bunch of trophy cheaters just like all those X-Box cheaters that recently had their gamer scores zeroed out. Sony did a great thing by allowing such easy transfer of game files but they can't screw it up by letting cheaters take advantage of it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, July 03, 2008 @ 6:11:07 AM
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Good Call, but there are still ways around it, for instance if you download a save thats just before the Epilouge on MGS4 thats on extreme & is about to give you the Big Boss medal, will the player get the achievement still.......

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