New PS5 Patent Suggests An Emphasis On User-Generated Content
There have been quite a lot of PlayStation 5 patents we’ve covered over the past few months, and while not all of them will have an impact on the PS5, they do paint a partial picture of what fans can expect from Sony’s next-generation console. Now, it looks like another newly discovered PS5 patent suggests than there will be a greater emphasis on user-generated and community content.
Discovered on the US Patent and Trademark Office website by RespawnFirst, the PS5 patent implies that users playing on the new console will be able to automatically generate metadata for anything user-created, so think screenshots, footage, etc, and can be tagged and organized accordingly. So, if you search for “Nathan Drake” and “brother” then you will likely come across gameplay footage of Nate chasing after Sam. The relevant text from the patent can be seen below:
“… A method for implementing and using scene tagging, the method comprising: generating user content associated with a videogame, the generated user content including a recording of an event that occurred within the video game being played on a user computing device; characterizing details about the recorded event, the details including a location that the recorded event occurred at within the videogame; assigning metadata to the generated user content, wherein the assigned metadata is automatically generated and describes features of the recorded event of the generated user content; storing the generated user content and assigned metadata in a database; receiving a request from a user to view the generated user content stored in the database, the user request including terms that correspond to the assigned metadata; displaying the generated user content for the user to view on their user computing device, wherein displaying includes recreating the recorded event so that the user can participate within the same event on the user computing device.“
It should be noted once again that not all patents filed will make it into the PS5, though they’re certainly newsworthy enough to talk about. Sony’s PlayStation 5 is slated to arrive Holiday 2020.
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