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PlayStation Tournaments feature announced for PS5 coming in 2022

Published: 6/Jan/2022 20:45 Updated: 6/Jan/2022 20:47

by Lawrence Scotti

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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan announced that the competitive esports-focused feature PlayStation Tournaments will be released for the PS5 later in 2022.

During CES 2022 PlayStation CEO and Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan hosted a presentation that announced some big news for fans of the PlayStation ecosystem.

Ryan unveiled the new PSVR 2 for PS5, the hardware sequel to the original PSVR that dropped for PS4 back in 2016, which has a potential holiday 2022 release window.

The CEO also made an important announcement for PS5 owners who are more interested in the competitive side of gaming.

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PlayStation Tournaments on PS5

Jim Ryan took time out of the presentation to talk directly to PlayStation 5 owners who want to get more involved in esports.

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“This year, we’re planning to release a new Tournaments feature on PS5”, Ryan said. PlayStation Tournaments originated on the PS4 in 2016 in a collaborative effort with the ESL, the popular esports and production company.

The feature allowed players to enter into competitions for specific games, with various prizes available.

Sony filed for a patent on ‘Online Tournament Integration’ for the PlayStation 5 in Summer 2021, which would allow the PlayStation Network to generate tournament brackets without needing each game to have competitive functionality built-in.

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Jim Ryan didn’t give any more details regarding when PlayStation Tournaments would make its way to consoles, other than sometime in 2022.

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With exciting new apps and features like Discord on the way to PS5, the console is giving players tons of reasons to be excited about the future.