Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent that hints at a new player identification system for the PlayStation 5 later this year.
As discovered by Gaming INTEL, Sony has filed a new patent called “Player Identification System and Method.” The patent was published to PatentScope as of June 18, 2020.
The description of this patent reads “a player identification system for identifying players from recorded video content.”
According to the background of the invention, this idea stems from unidentifiable video game experiences being shared online.
Players often upload video content online, although it sometimes isn’t easy to identify the correct game being played, characters, and/or players. However, this new patent proposes a way to prevent this from happening in the future.
A frame of video content representing gameplay will go through two main processes: character recognition and player name identification. The player identification measures will then display on a frame of video content representing the gameplay. After this, it will presumably be far easier to identify the characters and/or players in the video.