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Xbox Series S With Optical Drive? Microsoft Has a New Patent

Przemyslaw Dygas, 11 May 2022, 13:31

Microsoft may be working on an external device for the Xbox Series S. It would enable us to run physical, not just digital copies of games.

Iconic jRPG Brand Tactics Ogre Will Return

Adrian Werner, 08 April 2022, 15:17

Thanks to a trademark registration, we learned that Square Enix is preparing the return of Tactics Ogre, a classic brand of tactical RPGs.

Konami Renews Silent Hill Trademark and Raises Fan Hopes

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 March 2022, 22:24

Silent Hill fans are looking for hints of the series' undoubted and imminent return. For example, in Konami's trademark refresh.

Bethesda is Preparing a New IP

Adrian Werner, 07 March 2022, 14:11

Bethesda has renewed its trademark registration for Spyteam, suggesting that it is trying to announce a new brand by that name.

Sony Renews Trademark for Psygnosis - Devs of Lemmings and WipEout

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 January 2022, 18:01

Sony has extended protection for the Psygnosis trademark in North America. It's unclear if this marks the brand's return to life.

New Splinter Cell Approaching? Ubisoft Registers a Trademark

Przemyslaw Dygas, 13 December 2021, 15:20

Ubisoft has registered another trademark associated with the Splinter Cell series. Perhaps this means that the company is working on the next installment of the series.

Sony Patents Road Bulding Mechanic From Death Stranding

Hubert Sledziewski, 09 December 2021, 21:13

Sony has patented the road-building mechanic similar to that used in Death Stranding. This means that if any studio wants to use this type of solution in their game, they will have to obtain permission from the Japanese company.

Steam Could Soon Enable Us to Play Games During Installation

Michael Zegar, 21 September 2021, 22:07

Valve's new patent may enable users to play a title while it's being installed. There has also been speculation that it could allow for increased hardware performance during gameplay.

Steam Deck Patent Description Details Touchpad Capabilities

Hubert Sledziewski, 03 September 2021, 21:36

An online description of one of the patents used for the Steam Deck console reveals Valve's focus on touchpad functionality. This control method is intended to be customisable and pressure sensitive.

EA Shared Technologies to Make Gameplay Easier for Disfunctional Players

Gacek, 25 August 2021, 13:08

EA has announced a patent declaration and shared five technologies for free that make gameplay easier for users with various disfunctions.

PlayStation Home Will Return? Sony Renewed Trademark of PS3 Era Service

Gacek, 26 July 2021, 12:55

Sony has again renewed the PlayStation Home trademark. Does this mean the return of the PS3 era network service on the consoles of the Japanese corporation?

Want to Put Game Items in Your Will? Tencent's Got You Covered

Adrian Werner, 13 July 2021, 16:40

Tencent has obtained a patent regarding the ability to inherit digital assets. In a will, we could distribute our virtual items to designated heirs.

EA Working on New Battle Pass System

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 July 2021, 14:08

EA may be planning changes to its reward systems found in multiplayer games The company has patented a new variant of such a mechanic that would offers more possibilities.

Sony May be Gearing Up for Another Game Show; PSX Brand Registered

Paul Musiolik, 20 June 2021, 19:53

Sony has registered the PSX brand in the game show and online event categories. Could it be that another PlayStation Experience event is coming?

Sony Said to be Working on New PS5 Revision; Console is to Break Even Soon

Michal Ciezadlik, 28 May 2021, 14:12

There are many indications that a new PlayStation 5 model is about to hit the market. Last month, Sony filed a patent that may suggest that an improved revision of the console is already in the pipeline.

Sony's New Patent May Enable PlayStation to Detect Your Smile

Adrian Werner, 24 May 2021, 14:10

The patent applications suggest that Sony is planning a system to recognize players' facial expressions and send emotes based on that knowledge. Another idea from the company is to automatically detect when we're not doing well in a game and give us help in the form of video content.

Techland Registers Dying Light 2 Stay Human Trademark [UPDATED]

Milosz Szubert, 26 April 2021, 15:31

Techland has registered the Dying Light 2 Stay Human trademark. Its classification may suggest that it refers to some form of online gameplay. So far, however, nothing has been officially confirmed.

AI Will Complete Games for Us Thanks to Sony's Patent

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 April 2021, 22:05

Sony has patented another interesting solution. The company wants to allow AI to learn the habits of the player, so that it can later help him complete the game.

Tencent and Qualcomm Working on Rivals for Nintendo Switch

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 March 2021, 11:41

The Chinese and Americans are working on portable consoles that can compete with Japan's Nintendo Switch. Both Qualcom's and Tencent's devices show great similarities in design or features.

EA Patents Easy Map Generation With Neural Networks

Milosz Szubert, 23 February 2021, 17:32

EA has been granted a patent for a new virtual terrain generation technology. By using neural networks, the creation of surfaces and biomes is supposed to be faster than ever.

Electronic Arts Patents Instant Game Launch Technology

Szarmancki, 19 February 2021, 22:15

Electronic Arts is working on a new technology to allow games to run instantly without having to download them first. It wants to use data streaming for this purpose.

Valve Loses Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Szarmancki, 03 February 2021, 20:34

Valve has lost an infringement lawsuit for a patent that was used in Steam Cotroller. The company will have to pay the other party $4 million, possibly more.

Here's Why Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System Wasn't Used in Other Games

Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2021, 18:58

It turns out that the Nemesis system used in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War in 2015 were patented by Warner Bros.

Microsoft Comes Up With Chat Bots Built on Copied Human Personality

Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2021, 19:19

Microsoft has registered a patent describing a technology that allows for creation of a chat bot based on a person's personality, voice and even appearance.

PS5 Pro May Have A Dual GPU

Paul Musiolik, 03 December 2020, 18:40

A patent filed by Sony indicates that PS5 Pro with two GPUs is under consideration. The console would offer a significant increase in computing power.

Amazon's New Patent Has Toxic Users Play Against Themselves

Adrian Werner, 04 November 2020, 14:16

Amazon obtained an interesting patent, according to which toxic players would be quarantined and could only play against other such users.

Fan-made PS5 Interface Proposition

Paul Musiolik, 20 September 2020, 20:22

Based on Sony's patent application, a fan created a project of PlayStation 5's interface. According to the design, the console's menu will be an extension of the PS4 layout.

Apple Patents its Own Game Streaming on 5G

Arkadiusz Strzala, 18 August 2020, 18:46

An Apple's patent for streaming games over the 5G network has recently been made public. According to it, a game is to be played on a server and the mobile device is only to display the transmitted image.

PS5 Will Have its Own DLSS 2.0, Sony's Patent Suggests

Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2020, 11:50

A patent registered by Sony suggests that the PlayStation 5 may use an advanced image reconstruction technique similar to DLSS 2.0 created by Nvidia.

PS5 Patent Suggests Backwards Compatibility with PS1, PS2 and PS3 by Streaming

Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 July 2020, 18:15

One of Sony's patents gives hope that not only PS4 games, but also those from earlier generations of consoles will run on the PS5. The key may be streaming.

Fable 4 Inbound? Microsoft Wants to Use the Trademark

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 17:05

Microsoft has refreshed the Fable series trademark. Interestingly, the document suggests that the company intends to use the name.

PS5 Interface? Patents Show Sony's New Solutions

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 June 2020, 21:25

There are two of Sony's patents that can be associated with PlayStation 5, which appeared on the web. These concern the user interface and suggest that the console will improve the use of multiple applications at once.

Gran Turismo 7 on PS5 - Sony Ready for an Announcement

Adrian Werner, 08 June 2020, 11:32

Recent trademark registrations by Sony's Argentinean branch suggest that the company is preparing to announce Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5.

Microsoft Registered Xbox Series X Logo

Milosz Szubert, 22 April 2020, 16:23

We may have learned the official logo of the Xbox Series X console. It appeared in an application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Jurassic World Aftermath is the New Jurassic Park Game

Adrian Werner, 22 April 2020, 12:31

Thanks to the registration ofa trademark, we learned that work is underway on Jurassic World Aftermath, a new game set in the film universe of the Jurassic Park franchise.

Sony Patents Robo-companion for Lonely Gamers

Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 13:19

Sony has patented a robot to act as a companion for the gamers. The device is to be able to sense the user's emotions and respond to their sadness or joy.

Valve's Patent Suggests Steam Controller 2 is Being Developed

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 April 2020, 15:56

A patent for a new controller from Valve has recently been published. It shows that the device will have replaceable buttons. Is this the new Steam Controller?

Patent Suggests PS5 DualShock May Check the Player's Heart Rate

Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 10:55

A patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office reveals a technology that may appear in DualShock 5 - a function that would enable us to measure the heart rate and sweat rate of a player in order to better adjust the gameplay.

Riot's FPS Known as Project A May be Called Valorant

Adrian Werner, 25 February 2020, 12:17

Fans discovered that Riot Games, known from League of Legends, registered the Valorant trademark. It will probably be the official title of the online shooter, for the time being known under the temporary name Project A.

Sony Patents System That Will Help Us Complete Games - Perhaps on PS5

Adrian Werner, 10 February 2020, 12:38

Sony has obtained a patent for a hint system to analyze gameplay of the player and other users, and then provide advice to help them succeed in games.

Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers; Capcom Registers Trademarks

Michael Kulakowski, 18 December 2019, 22:49

Capcom has registered trademarks in Japan related to the Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers franchises. Although this fact may be only a formality on the part of the company, fans of the games hope that it announces the arrival of remakes or completely new installments of both series.

Nvidia Hopper - Next-Gen GPUs Revealed

Laty, 10 December 2019, 15:48

Nvidia has patented a new GPU line called Hopper. We might have just learned of the successor of Ampere series, which has not yet had its offcial launch.

DualShock 5 Renders - PS5 Controller Looks Great

Konrad Serafinski, 10 December 2019, 13:15

LetsGoDigital has shown graphics with the 3D model of DualShock 5, the controller for PlayStation 5. The first thing that stands out is the small screen on the gamepad instead of the touch panel.

Rumors About Removable PS5 SSDs Were Bogus - Patents Concerned Toys

Konrad Serafinski, 23 November 2019, 15:20

Reports that PlayStation 5 will have removable SSDs have turned out to be false. That's what TweakTown says, which proved that Sony's patents were related with Toio toy parts.

PS5 Owners Will Make Their Own Demos? Intriguing Sony Patents

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 13:56

News of another Sony patent, most likely associated with PlayStation 5, are making rounds on the internet. The company has registered a feature that enables gamers to send their friends game states saved in the cloud as de facto demo versions. Another patent application suggests that we will get access to these 'mini-games' even without the console, directly through the new controller.

PS5 With Removable SSDs? Sony Registers Another Patent

Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 13:22

Sony has registered another patent for portable SSDs/SSDs with the Japanese Patent Office. It seems that the company is actually working on a technology called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is possible that it will be used in PlayStation 5.

We Know What PlayStation 5's DualShock 5 Will Look Like

Laty, 18 November 2019, 21:58

Today, for the first time officially, we had the opportunity to see the new DualShock 5. The Japanese patent office has published the graphics, which were supplied by Sony along with the documentation. At first sight, the new model does not differ much from its predecessor.

Removable SSD Like Cartridges? PS5 May Have Some Interesting Patents

Laty, 12 November 2019, 19:36

Sony has registered a new patent in Brazil called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is highly likely that the new PlayStation 5 will have replaceable SSD.

EA Abandons Skate Franchise

Agnes Adamus, 08 November 2019, 22:11

Skate franchise was abandoned by Electronic Arts. According to data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the rights of the American giant to the trademark have expired.

Sony Applies for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10 Trademarks

Konrad Serafinski, 29 October 2019, 10:00

Sony has applied for trademarks in Japan for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10. There are of course only placeholders, but it is worth noting that the company only once registered more than one trademark. It was in 2006 with PS4 and PS5.