Sony Patents A Mobile Game Trainer To Actively Assist Players During Gameplay

The patent wants to ensure players get assistance on the spot.

Story Highlights

  • Sony has patented a mobile game trainer that can connect to games and actively assist players during gameplay.
  • The system would assist players with a slew of in-game elements in real-time through a mobile app.
  • The game trainer app may reveal tidbits like weak points of in-game enemies to button presses for specific combos.

Sony has been exploring a variety of unique ways to assist gamers during gameplay moments. Many of its ideas have been outlandish but quite intriguing, but this new approach could be the most feasible. A new patent published by the company wants to implement a universal mobile game trainer app that can connect to games on the PS5 console or PC and actively help players in real-time during gameplay.  

The patent dubbed “MOBILE GAME TRAINER USING CONSOLE CONTROLLER” aims to bridge the gap between mobile gaming and powerful gaming systems. It will offer help to gamers during challenging moments by providing “assistance frames” that could range from tips and tricks to visual cues. The players could also use the Sony game trainer to practice and improve their gaming skills at any time.

A mobile device may be used with an application running on a computer system to create a trainer for users of the application. The mobile device running the training application may be used while the application is running on the computer system. The mobile game trainer may supply users of the application with additional information to enhance the user’s experience with the application,” reads the patent.

The image shows a mobile game trainer connected wirelessly to the gaming device.
The image shows a mobile game trainer connected wirelessly to the gaming device.

The patent argues that while there are mobile game apps that connect with other devices, they are not seamlessly integrated. Therefore, the proposed system will take advantage of the dormant power of the mobile market to enhance its console gaming experience. The publisher wants to add portability so gamers can practice their skills on the trainer app without always needing to sit in front of a console or a PC.

The one or more assistance frames may be saved to the mobile device allowing the user to review assistance frames (e.g. the different outlined or highlighted areas) when they are away from the computer system.”

The image shows a mobile game trainer connected to a game controller and a remote gaming device.
The image shows a mobile game trainer connected to a game controller and a remote gaming device.

The seamless integration of a mobile game trainer app with Sony games would allow gamers to track the gameplay details and assistance available at every moment. The player could find weak points of enemies or new item locations on the game trainer after facing a formidable challenge in the game, or it may show the right controller button combinations to make combos in fighting titles; there are many possibilities.

Sony has patented a variety of innovative ideas in the past. Its one legal doc talks about automatically changing game settings for visually impaired users. The publisher has also secured a patent to let eSports spectators participate and help their teams. 

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