PlayStation 5 May Have Sub-Screen Support, Hints Patent

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PlayStation 5 May Have Sub-Screen Support, Hints Patent
Sony revealed the design of its next-gen PS5 console at its “Future of Gaming” occasion earlier this month. While console avid gamers is perhaps eagerly ready to get their fingers on PS5, a brand new Sony patent has revealed a doable function that recreation streamers are prone to discover helpful.

As per the patent noticed by The Game Post, PS5 may assist simultaneous multi-screen viewing. That is, one would be capable to preserve a recreation working whereas watching a separate video on YouTube or Twitch.

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“Provided is an information processing device which: displays a main screen including main content; displays a sub-screen including sub-content of a different type from the main content at the same time as the main screen,” reads the patent.

“The information processing device receives a switching operation to switch from a mode for receiving an operation on the main screen to a mode for receiving an operation on the sub-screen, and highlights the sub-screen when switching to the mode for receiving an operation on the sub-screen is performed,” the patent added.

If this sounds acquainted to Xbox avid gamers, that’s as a result of it’s. An identical implementation named Snap existed in Xbox One. Microsoft, nonetheless, eliminated the function in favor of higher velocity and improved reminiscence utilization again in 2017. The Redmond large has not revealed if it has plans to carry Snap mode again together with Xbox Series X.

While the patent doesn’t actually verify the supply of the function, it will likely be good to see the function when Sony retails the PlayStation 5 later this yr.

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