PlayStation Sport Assist Patent Takes Issues to a New Stage


Sony Interactive Leisure has filed a patent utility for a sport assist system that connects struggling gamers with “consultants” in actual time. As reported by IGN, the appliance is listed on Patent Scope, and makes the case for the aforementioned system by arguing that video video games have gotten more and more complicated, making it tough for some gamers to get by them. By connecting struggling gamers to accessible consultants throughout gameplay, the system will guarantee nobody’s left behind.

A background supplied by SIE reads:

With greater processing energy video video games have gotten extra complicated and expansive. Nevertheless with the elevated complexity, customers might discover it more and more tough to navigate by and/or full the online game. For instance, video video games might change into extra expansive and embrace thousands and thousands and even trillions of accessible choices accessible to customers. As such, a person couldn’t presumably even attempt every of these accessible choices, and even perceive which of these choices can be found. In different circumstances, a person might attain some extent in a online game that’s seemingly unimaginable to navigate by or resolve. For customers, this happens fairly ceaselessly the place the person more and more turns into pissed off with a sport attributable to its problem or an incapability to advance by the sport and ultimately finally ends up quitting the online game. 

For example its level, Sony gave the instance of a participant who struggles to advance in a online game as a result of they’re unable to determine a gateway to the following in-game world. The corporate argues that if this participant doesn’t obtain steering, they’re more likely to stop out of frustration. With the assistance of an knowledgeable, the participant won’t solely advance but additionally proceed to play the sport.

As a reminder, not all patents come to fruition however contemplating Sony’s emphasis on sport assist with the PlayStation 5, we aren’t shocked to see the corporate toying with this concept.

[Supply: Patent Scope through IGN]

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