PlayStation Users May Soon Be Able to Download Tutorial Videos Whenever they Get Stuck


The new PlayStation system could allow easier access for help when players get stuck on a certain level or puzzle within a video game.


Sony’s new patent can allow Play Station Users can access video tutorials whenever they encounter a problem with a video game. While there are players who certainly enjoy the challenge of figuring out everything they need to do within a game for themselves, there are also plenty of fans who would rather not spend hours getting bogged down by puzzles or being left with no clue as to where to turn next. Lots of video games like Spider-Man from Marvel They come with their own tutorials, but sometimes those tutorials don’t explain everything that needs to be done during a title.

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This is where a lot of gamers turn to a video tutorial or a YouTuber who has kindly shown how to complete a specific section or puzzle. Some titles offer an extra bit of support when it comes to helping players figure things out. God of War: Ragnarok The puzzles have met some criticism online, for example, where players will often find that once they enter an area where the path is not direct, the NPC will indicate to solve the problem.

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Despite the minor criticisms thrown in God of War: Ragnarok For this, it seems that PlayStation wants to rely more on supporting players during games without them getting too stuck. Sony’s new system will use metadata about where the player is in the game to give them a specific video to help them through a scenario. It is not specified whether the player will have third-party assistance or whether PlayStation will have its own footage.

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It seems likely that the PlayStation will rely on its own pre-recorded gameplay, as the patent indicates that these videos are bound to “first customer hardware,” meaning they will be footage from Sony consoles. This means that while some gamers will get easier access to help when they’re stuck at a certain point in the game, some YouTubers who make a lot of content to solve games’ puzzles could lose part of their audience. However, this Sony patent isn’t likely to cover everything a player can accomplish in the game, so things like collectibles and side missions would still require third-party footage.

This latest PlayStation system marks a new step in the brand’s approach to accessibility. Access options for The Last of Us Part 1And the Horizon: Forbidden WestAnd the God of War: RagnarokObviously, Sony is looking to allow as many gamers as possible to access its titles, making significant changes to the visual, audio and navigation options.

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