Venom 2’s Andy Serkis Congratulates Players on their Platinum Trophies
A strange video starring Venom 2’s director Andy Serkis congratulating gamers surfaces, but it’s a mystery as to who or what it is intended for.
An official video of Andy Serkis, the director of Venom: Let There be Carnage, congratulating a player on completing their Platinum trophy might class among some of the stranger clips found online.
But that’s exactly what was located, as an unlisted video on the PlayStation Europe YouTube account. At 15 seconds, the clip isn’t terribly long and it’s not complicated either. Andy Serkis stands in front of a black background, introduces himself as the director of Venom: Let There be Carnage as brief clips from the film play and congratulates a hypothetical player on their Platinum trophy, calling it “…quite an achievement.”
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There is absolutely no context given for the video. The description is bare, the video title is simply Venom: Let There be Carnage – Platinum and there appears to be no video game attached to the motion picture at this time. If a Venom tie-in game was in production, it’s been kept a tremendous secret up to this point. Which begs the question: What is this video for?
The unlisted video was first spotted by users on the Resetera forums, where everyone was equally mystified. Some have suggested that the video is intended for players completing the recently-announced Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, others speculate that Sony is sending this unlisted video via email to players who complete Platinum trophies for first-party PlayStation games as part of its promotion for Venom: Let There be Carnage.
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It’s this latter suggestion that makes the most sense. Completing a Platinum trophy often takes a considerable time investment and calls for a not-insubstantial amount of skill, as it requires that each other available trophy is completed first. Sony could well be using this video to congratulate players who have successfully completed this achievement, while also keeping the sequel to 2018’s Venom, with Tom Hardy reprising his role as the titular symbiote, in the public eye. If this is the case, however, nobody has yet come forward to say that they’ve received a congratulatory Andy Serkis clip in their inbox.
Whatever the actual reason for this mysterious clip, Sony may be on to a good thing here. One Resetera user, Sane Man, said “I need more positive reinforcement from Andy Serkis in my life. Can they get him to record lines for different achievements like ‘congratulations on cleaning your apartment. That’s quite an achievement.’ Could be a gamechanger for my motivation.”
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