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Sony’s Lempel: ‘You’re not going to see trophies on the PSP’

With the one-year anniversary of Sony’s Trophy system this month, the good guys over at Joystiq were eager to learn how Sony could enhance the current offering of the service, leveraging the PlayStation brand and distancing itself from the Xbox 360’s Achievements system. So, during E3 last week, Joystiq asked Eric Lempel (Director of PlayStation Network Operations) when Trophies would make their way to the PSP. Lempel said, bluntly, “You’re not going to see Trophies on the PSP.” 

Lempel goes on to explain that “there are a few reasons ” you won’t see Trophies on PSP and, chief amongst them is ” keeping it secure.” See … the PSP has been hacked. Lempel says that “if people can artificially inflate their rankings and amounts of Trophies ” via the PSP on a shared PlayStation-wide Trophy system then it “kills the whole [Trophy] system,” PS3 included. So “keeping it secure, keeping it fair” is the best solution – but that means no Trophies on PSP even for the foreseeable future.

And, since the PSP has that same promised 10-year life cycle,  it’ll be some time before we get an entirely new  PSP platform upon which a functioning Trophy system might be included. We have to say we have to agree on the reason why the PSP will get no trophies.


[Via Joystiq]