Sony obtains patent for “What If” gameplay replays

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A new patent from sony shows that the company is considering gameplay replays that could show the player the “what if” of a scenario.

For example, when watching a replay of your gameplay, this patent describes a way you could see what would have happened in the same gameplay, if you had turned right instead of left, as a hypothesis.

Any gamer who has spent time with a multiplayer first-person shooter knows the feeling of thinking that they should have won a particular shootout or could have won it.

If you could review your own gameplay and see what might have happened in different scenarios, it could help give any player more knowledge about the game and help players learn what they can do. to change their gameplay and improve.

You can read part of the patent description for yourself, here:

“The method includes providing an interface that identifies one or more simulation scenarios for the previous gameplay.

The simulation scenario(s) selected to be included in the interface is based on processing the previous game record through a machine learning model to identify simulation scenarios for the user, and options for the scenarios simulation are provided to the interface.

The method includes enabling selection of at least one of the what-if scenarios from the options. The selection results in an adjustment of the metadata associated with the previous gameplay recording.

The method includes replaying the record that was selected using the adjusted metadata to generate the alternate result of the previous gameplay.

Of course, like many Sony patents, this could never really see the light of day. Although the concept is interesting and could have big ramifications when it comes to the growth of esports.

Source – [OPAttack]

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