We have all skilled it – that second while you’ve sunk hours right into a sport solely to be hit by a doozy of a puzzle or a monster of a boss that stops you proper in your tracks. However what for those who might simply ask your console for assist as a substitute of getting to whip out your telephone and Google a information? Effectively, Sony might allow you to do exactly that with the PS5 controller, in accordance with a brand new patent.
This Sony patent (printed by WIPO) describes “a controller machine that’s held by a person’s hand, together with a microphone, a tactile presentation machine that presents a tactile sense to the person’s hand, and a speaker.
“Whereas the person is inputting voice from the microphone, the sound of the speaker is suppressed, and tactile presentation management by the tactile presentation machine is carried out.”
In different phrases, the controller can settle for voice instructions by its built-in microphone, very like sensible audio system akin to Amazon’ Echo vary.
Whether or not this patent is for the PS5 controller continues to be hypothesis, but it surely strains up with a number of Sony patents we have seen earlier than which have advised voice instructions can be coming to the PS5.
Previously, patents for what appears to be the PS5 controller have advised the brand new gamepad will embody a built-in microphone. Whereas the inclusion of which will appear barely odd – it would not be changing a gaming headset – when put along with this new patent, it begins to make sense.
And it makes much more sense once we think about one other patent that Sony filed final September, for an AI-powered voice assistant referred to as ‘PlayStation Help’.
This voice assistant reportedly would have the ability to dynamically reply to queries and supply “gaming help”, akin to declaring well being packs on a map or reminding you what your goal is, just like what Google has stated its Stadia controller will do.
Sony has filed a brand new patent for an AI powered voice assistant referred to as PlayStation Help. You’ll be able to enter a question after which the sport will dynamically reply. E.g. Ask for the closest well being pack > The sport marks it in your map.https://t.co/BQWibOqSRP pic.twitter.com/PNKDEH7jGeSeptember 29, 2019
So it might be that this patent for a controller with a voice command system refers back to the PS5 controller, which can work with PlayStation Help.
It is value noting that these patents is probably not linked, and the units described in them might by no means see the sunshine of day; nonetheless, we definitely would not be shocked to see Sony add a voice command function to the PS5 controller.