Folks over at Scrub Wiki have discovered a recently-filed Sony Interactive Entertainment patent, which describes a feature that allows players to leave in-game text and audio clips for other players.
The idea behind the feature is to take community participation to a new level, encouraging players to communicate with each other and offer tips. An illustration included in the September 2020 United States Patent and Trademark Office filing shows a screenshot of Killzone with helpful tips left behind by players.
A description is as follows:
A system for providing only contextually relevant user-generated game play advice for a location within a dynamic game, the system comprising: a processor; and a memory communicatively coupled with the processor, the memory storing instructions which when executed by the processor perform a method, the method comprising: receiving the game play advice over a network from a user; assigning the game play advice to a location within the game space; identifying a first scenario generated by the dynamic game that corresponds to the game play advice for a first location, and assigning the game play advice to the first location specifically for the first scenario generated by the dynamic game within the game space; during subsequent game play, determining: the subsequent game play’s location within the game space; the subsequent game play’s scenario at the subsequent game play’s location; and in response to the subsequent game play being at the first location within the game space, automatically displaying at the first location any of the game play advice.
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