A new Sony patent has revealed a bizarre-new feature that could arrive for its upcoming PlayStation 5-gaming console. The patent describes a robots companion who watches users to play the game and reacts to players emotional state. This is one of the latest of Sony patents to be revealed, and it’s really strange, to say the least.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be the company’s latest generation of gaming console. It is touted to bring a significant performance improvement over previous generations and its release is extremely anticipated. However, at this point, finer details and most of the features regarding the gaming console are currently unknown apart from a few technical details.
Recently, Sony had unveiled the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller, but its details are also unknown as of now. However, the bizarre robot companion that might just ship with your PlayStation 5, may steal the spotlight from the console itself. According to a recent report, Sony’s latest tech project has the company develop a robot technology that watches one’s gameplay and reacts to players’ emotions.
Sony’s official description reveals the reason for the companion as well. It states that the “data shows that when a player is being watched it boosts his/her motivation for playing.” In other words, players’ morale and motivation are boosted when he thinks he is being watched, so as to subconsciously perform better. Furthermore, Sony mentioned that “It is expected that the user’s affinity with the robot is increased and motivation for playing a game is enhanced by the robot viewing the gameplay next to the user and being pleased or sad together.”
The news was first reported by Respawn First that called the robot housing a “feeling deduction unit, configured to deduce the player’s feelings.” Unfortunately, whether this project is actually in development or not is still unknown. Only an official announcement could confirm this, but as it stands, it is more likely be the company securing every base right now.