PS5 "Activities" feature lets you instantly load into specific parts of a game

By Sean Carey,
An unannounced PlayStation 5 feature may have accidentally been revealed. According to a now-removed article from Gamereactor Spain, the PS5 feature is called "Activities" and it allows players to "directly access parts of the game" from the start menu.

The article was a preview for the racing game WRC 9. Gematsu spotted the sentence before it was taken offline and even managed to grab a screenshot. The article read: "Also as a free update for those who get WRC 9 on either PS4 or Xbox One, the game will upgrade to next-gen version on PS5 or Xbox Series X, and we're looking forward to seeing how performance, graphics, or features such as PS5's Activities feature (an instant deeplink to specific races directly from the console's menu) reveal the future of rally racing."

It sounds like players will be able to instantly access specific parts of a game directly from the PS5 start menu without having to launch the game and wait for it to load. Sony architect Mark Cerny has previously touched on this feature before in an interview with Wired saying, "Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player, you just jump right into whatever you like."

PlayStation 5 launches Holiday 2020.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!