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EGM Reader Response: Do You Want Your Achievements/Trophies to Carry Over to Next-Gen, or Would Your Prefer a Clean Slate?

Posted on August 10, 2013 AT 02:00pm

Question: Do You Want Your Achievements/Trophies to Carry Over to Next-Gen, or Would Your Prefer a Clean Slate?

The next generation of consoles is almost here, and all those hard earned Achievements/Trophies from the last few years are making the trip with you. But do you want it that way?

Of course, there are many of you who will instantly answer “yes.” You’ve spent years gathering those points and shinies so why would you want to them to all just vanish. There are, however, some who would prefer to start fresh—especially those who missed the start of the race to have the most.

Take the 1,000,000 Gamerscore challenge or the race to have the most Platinums; there are some users who started far too late to stand a chance of being on top, so why not start things from scratch with the next-gen and soft-reset the contest? Personally I’d like to keep mine—even though it’s an arbitrary number, it’s my arbitrary number.

With that said, we’re curious about what you think, readers, so let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below. We will be updating this post throughout the day to showcase the best comments, so be sure to check back to see if yours has been chosen!

What You Said

Kiefer Beale Wass: “I personally think they should carry over I mean it would be nice to them separated via console but there would be way to much uproar from people that play games for trophies and achievements unless they have it split so you can see what trophies you earned on the ps3 psvita and the ps4 all on the ps4.”

Jack Barbata: “I would prefer to have my trophies carry over. I’ve put some serious time and effort into collecting some of them. I don’t care about having the most platinums, but I definitely care about the ones that I do have.”

Matt Head: “New console new start if I carried trophies across I believe I would get bored of the console quickly as I would earn new trophies instead of retaining my old ones.”

Frederik Højrup Clausen: “You should be able to carry them over! Some gamers, me and others, have spent money and time on earning these trophies/achievements. If we can’t keep them, why would we buy a next-gen console? Of course gaming isn’t all about earning these – some prefer only to play online with friends.
Many of the people who didn’t get a current-gen console when they came out aren’t trying to be the best – therefore it doesn’t matter to them!”

Abelardo Guajardo: “I think they should give you an option. They let you choose clean slate or continue adding to trophies/achievements to what you already have. That should prevent people from being dissatisfied.”

Trevor Bok Stevens: “Why would you NOT want to carry over your trophies? It doesn’t cost you anything and you get to keep your progress. It’s like getting a sequel of a game and not wanting your profile to carry over.”

Ben Rayburn: “I think they should most definitely carry over. I actually take pride in my trophies. I only have 12 platinum trophies, but I am proud of them!”

Chris Theis: “I’ve spent about 8 years to accumulate 71,045 Gamerscore and I’d very much prefer to keep it.”

Matt Smith: “No way! I’ve worked hard for, and am still working hard to push past, my 51,000 gamerscore! Clearing that would feel terrible. I say give players the option to clean their slate, but don’t make that required. I would hate to see all of my hard work go down the drain, just because I upgraded.”

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