Allow me to begin by saying, I love the PS4 screen capture function. I really do. I love it so much that I wrote about it previously. And I still mean every word.
But back with update 2.50, Sony brought about the following:
Automatic Trophy Screenshots — A screenshot will automatically be captured when a Trophy is earned, preserving the moment to share with friends.
Well, sure, I thought. That might be interesting.
Or it might not.
Allow me to share some of the many “exciting” moments that trophies were earned and subsequent screenshots captured beginning with the above image taken in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Just look at all that excitement. Woo doggie.
I know. Let’s all take a moment to soak that in.
Here is the benchmark moment when, in the Handsome Collection, I earned a trophy that I’d earned previously, and it somehow unlocked when I looked in my fast travel menu.
What a beaut.
Oh hey, look! Here is when I scrolled down a few entries and unlocked yet another trophy just moments later. Look at all the diversity in the two images!
And here is the unforgettable moment when I was apparently shooting (or phaselocking…it’s hard to tell) a Slagged Stalker and unlocked another trophy. Just look at all those numbers.
Here is another brilliant moment where I was fast traveling and unlocked a trophy.
My my. Just look at this breathtaking image of stairs.
Thank goodness I have this. Otherwise I would have forgotten the occasion.
Oh hey! A pile of something and a platform or something.
The only cool thing about this is the Luneshine on my rocket launcher. It’s sort of Tron-esque. I can dig that. Otherwise, this image is BO-RING.
Would you just look at that!
(It’s okay if you don’t want to. I barely want to and I was there.)
Well lookie here! I just completed a mundane mission, and here are my crappy green gun rewards. I’m so glad I can commemorate the occasion with this image of Springs where she can’t even keep her eyes open.
Even she isn’t interested and she is the one giving out the missions.
Oh the moment in Far Cry 4 when I was doing some random thing.
I thought I’d end on the only, and I mean only, trophy screenshot that I actually find somewhat interesting. This was in Far Cry 4, and I’m pretty sure the only reason it looks this cool is because I had also just finished a side mission, thus rendering the screen into slow motion blur.
I know Sony meant well, and I’m sure the function will be far more interesting in games like Bloodborne where a victory over a tough boss may result in a hidden trophy popping. But for regular, every day nonsense trophies, I imagine this is about as exciting as it will get.
I feel the need to apologize as I’ve likely never been as snarky in a post, and my sarcasm meter definitely ran high. What can I say? Sometimes the absurd will bring it out of me.
With this bit of silliness, I bid each of you a stellar weekend of gaming and good times all ’round.