The system makes it easy to create and organize tournaments directly from platforms like PlayStation Network.
4 months have passed since the purchase of the EVO by PlayStation. Sony’s video game division was made in March with the biggest fighting game competition of the world, and neither short nor lazy, it seems that they are already preparing to take advantage of this purchase. This week a new patent of PlayStation focused on creating online tournaments within its platform, presumably in order to implement it in the PlayStation 5 ecosystem.
Specific, The patent Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) ‘Online Tournament Integration’ was released on March 21 of this year, just three days after announcing the purchase of the EVO, as a continuation of another 2018 record. In it, the company talks about hosting “a plurality of games, each associated with at least one tournament, on a video game platform “, where quite possibly they refer to PlayStation Network.
In other words, it is about a system that would allow to groups of players, studios, companies and any other entity organize online tournaments of games through PlayStation. The patent mentions that the tournament organizer (s) could send invitations to the players based on different criteria, such as a ranking. And also consider broadcasting the tournaments, being able to show personalized information about the tournament to the viewers who join.
This patent goes in line with two other similar patents yours from the last few months. One of them was related to a system for viewers to control the broadcast camera when following tournaments, and another to a live betting system for esports. As usual, we remember that registering a patent does not imply that is going to be used yes or yes. In many cases it is a movement to protect an innovation or invention, but also they are usually a good indication of what each company prepares.
And in view of the latest PlayStation patents, it is clear that Sony wants to make the most of the purchase of the EVO to grow in the world of esports. If competitions are your passion, we remind you that EVO 2021 will begin on August 6, and that in 3DJuegos you can already consult a complete analysis of Guilty Gear -STRIVE- with all the information of the fighting game of the moment. Also, if you missed the PlayStation news from last week, here is our chronicle of the State of Play for July.
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