Sony patents ""Direct Gameplay"" new OS level feature.

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#1 tormentos
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The ultra fast SSD and instant loading surely will help make this a great feature. Seems like developers will be able to create custom tiles with a lot of functionality and have this be presented in the general PS5 OS. Think of a tile as an extension of the game (a mini app/widget merged into the OS) showing i.e. your latest position in an RPG with a screenshot, current gear and a button for jumping straight back into the action in a second. Or a Multiplayer FPS tile with a matchmaking button pre-set to "Team Deatchmatch" (your favorite mode), general stats etc. Potentially the tiles could also enable you to perform async game activities while in the PS5 OS (i.e. sending out delivery robots in Death Stranding). Hey, what about not presenting a main menu within a game at all...

Patent can be seen here: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200086217.pdf

Stolen from Resetera.

Sound pretty cool.

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#2  Edited By AfterShafter
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Sounds like they took MS's "live tiles" and applied it to games specifically. A bit of a gimmick, but handy.

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Hardly a gimmick if you ask me. I see this feature to be very handy in the upcoming years for PS5.

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#4  Edited By sakaiXx
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Oh wow this actually kind of cool and I definitely sees the advantages. Hope Sony do implement this in their upcoming console.

MGSV has feature where motherbase operations runs in real time, which means resources and weapon development only be gathered or completed after a certain real time has passed. With this feature I can just check and jump in quickly to check if the stuff I am developing is completed.

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Means little to me to be honest, I'm a single player game with every online function deactivated.

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#6 osan0
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Interesting. Will need to see the actual implementations but a good idea on paper.

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#7  Edited By Gifford38
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@Random_Matt said:

Means little to me to be honest, I'm a single player game with every online function deactivated.

your latest position in an RPG with a screenshot, current gear and a button for jumping straight back into the action in a second. not sure if that is a single player rpg or online. im a single player person as well. this would help me remember were i was in a game i havent played in a week. even though i can just turn the game on to see lol. but this would save sometime because you just select the pic and your back in the game.

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So a save feature with a screen shot, big deal!

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Reminds me of what is already done on the Xbox when you leave you game and it shows you what your friends are doing, even capturing screenshots of their game. Its part of Xbox presence feature.

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Sounds very interesting. Sony should start showing vids and demos, or they will lose ground. Not sure what they are waiting for...

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#11 Pedro
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@PAL360 said:

Sounds very interesting. Sony should start showing vids and demos, or they will lose ground. Not sure what they are waiting for...

Sony is fine. They are only losing "ground" in places where it doesn't matter, forums like these. LOL

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Wow what a game changer! Who needs ray-tracing?

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#13  Edited By ronvalencia
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@tormentos: Windows PC's prior art

https://windroidwiz.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/trickpauseresume-any-task-in-windows/

Preview screenshot, use alt-tab.

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#14 PAL360
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@Pedro: Yeah... doesn't change the fact they are being unnecessarily stupid at this moment. They could, and should, take some notes from MS when it comes to marketing.

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#15 shellcase86
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Neat. Would be even better if it let's the user customize this.

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@gifford38 said:
@Random_Matt said:

Means little to me to be honest, I'm a single player game with every online function deactivated.

your latest position in an RPG with a screenshot, current gear and a button for jumping straight back into the action in a second. not sure if that is a single player rpg or online. im a single player person as well. this would help me remember were i was in a game i havent played in a week. even though i can just turn the game on to see lol. but this would save sometime because you just select the pic and your back in the game.

Just envisioned the crappy share functions.

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Damn someone is still having sleepless nights.