Sony Wants to Reduce Friction In Games, But For Many, That's the Point

Activities, the mildly controversial PS5 feature that allows developers to set fast travel points and other shortcuts on a system level, was pitched by Sony as a way to help players fit games into their lives easier. While it can be difficult to choose where to spend your time when gaming time is limited, the ability to warp directly to quests might be lampshading the real issues with game length rather than fixing them.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/93wkxd/sony-wants-to-reduce-friction-in-games-but-for-many-thats-the-point