Sony’s popular Trophy system has always been good at distinguishing different types of players. While other achievement systems plump up for a big fat score, PlayStation’s solution is able to separate the completionists from the samplers. However, the format’s set to get even more specific with the upcoming PlayStation 4, as it will also track each trinket’s rarity.

On both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, you could effortlessly bolster your Platinum library by playing ‘easy’ games such as Hannah Montana: The Movie and Wonderbook: Book of Spells. You’ll still be able to do that on the manufacturer’s next generation console, of course, but now awards will carry a rarity statistic, too.

Trophies will be tracked based on four tiers: Common, Rare, Very Rare, and Ultra Rare. This will change depending on how many people have earned a particular trinket. Rarity may be determined by the difficulty of a particular challenge – or simply by virtue of the fact that not many people have played a specific game.

Other than that, however, the system remains unchanged. You’ll still need to earn all of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Trophies in a set to unlock the Platinum. Brilliantly, you’ll be able to keep track of your progress through PS4, PS3, and Vita games on the futuristic format, which is a nice little added touch. Are you a fan of virtual pats on the back? Chime away in the comments section below.

[via kotaku.com]