One of many primary targets of the upcoming era of consoles is little doubt to drastically scale back load occasions, if not eradicating them outright. That’s actually one of many targets of Sony’s subsequent platform, nonetheless unofficially entitled the PlayStation 5. And a current patent might present simply how Sony plans on doing simply that.
The patent is named the “System and methodology for dynamically loading recreation software program for easy play.” In essence, it goals to scale back load occasions by loading knowledge earlier than a participant can attain a sure level.
As for the way that’s achieved, it’s carried out by monitoring the participant character. That is then used to load areas the participant approaches, however earlier than they really attain the situation in query. Any given space could be damaged up into segments, due to this fact making this loading course of a lot smoother. If profitable, it could permit for a seamless transition in-between areas.
One of many greatest promoting factors of the forthcoming console is a dramatic discount of loading occasions. One of many pivotal elements of the system is its “specialised” strong state drive. We acquired only a style of how this might work due to a presentation displaying Marvel’s Spider-Man in motion. Load occasions have been in contrast between a PlayStation four Professional and a PlayStation 5, and the end result was staggering. That was a PlayStation four recreation, although, so we will see how this is applicable to PlayStation 5 video games.
It ought to be famous, nonetheless, that this doesn’t appear to goal to get rid of load occasions altogether. It could end in probably the most drastic discount we’ve seen but, although. We additionally don’t know whether or not this patent is a component of the present PlayStation 5 make-up, or quite one thing Sony is planning for down the highway. Patents don’t imply we’ll truly see this concept executed, however it’s actually clear that decreasing load occasions is a precedence for Sony. Regardless of the PlayStation 5 finally ends up being, it looks like load occasions sooner or later can be nothing in comparison with what they have been on the PlayStation four.