It’s a little touch that some will appreciate .
With the 2.50 Yukimura update rolling out across the PlayStation 4 user base today, a number of players are surely looking forward to the new features that are now in place. There is however one thing that was seemingly overlooked, or omitted, from the update list of features.
Verified PlayStation Network accounts. These are, somewhat like verified YouTube and/or Twitter acounnts, accounts that are often shown to be in the ownership of a person of repute within said community. These VPNA’s however aren’t being doled out to just anyone, they are instead being reserved for “select industry professionals” as explained on Twitter by SCEE Community Manager, Chris Owen.
The little update does nothing of any particular note other than adding a small white ticked circle next to the users name. If anything, it just makes the famous accounts that little bit easier to recognize.
With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Creative Director Neil Druckmann’s account already being registered as VPNA, you would think they would have Shuhei Yoshida’s account verified, yet the Sony Worldwide Studio President remains amongst the normal folk for now.
Verified PSN account 🙂 *Proud*. C'mon Twitter, now it's your turn! pic.twitter.com/GYgBLkVq1t— Chris Owen (@Envisager_) March 26, 2015
About PSN verified accounts: Select game developers, producers, designers and community managers will be verified with a badge.— Chris Owen (@Envisager_) March 26, 2015