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Playstation: here is the patent that transforms facial expressions into emojis



Playstation: here is the patent that transforms facial expressions into emojis


Improving interactions between players has always been one of the key objectives for the video game industry, especially in recent years, in which the multiplayer sector has become more and more preponderant. Sony has presented a new patent to address this issue. Thanks to a type of facial recognition technology, Playstation consoles should be able to recognize the player’s expressions and turn them into emojis..

Playstation: the patent for transforming expressions into emojis

The social component, which has always been inherent in videogame media, is becoming an increasingly central theme in the modern way of understanding gaming, also due to the Covd-19 pandemic, which has exponentially expanded the audience of gamersfor better or for worse.

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Precisely for this reason Sony has just filed a patent with which it would like to make interactions between players faster and more agile than in the past, a process that the company has already implemented with the recent partnership with Discord.

The patent in question is based on the use of the camera present in the DualSense controller which, thanks to Sony’s new facial recognition technology, would be able to identify user expressions and translate them into emojis, which can then be sent directly to the player you want to communicate with. Expressions can be captured in real time, according to the document, allowing players to interact more fluidly than in the past.

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Sony therefore seems intent on allowing gamers to communicate faster and easier than ever and this technology may be able to recreate the feeling of actually being in a room with other people. This type of function could also prove invaluable for users with disabilities, who may have difficulty typing on the Playstation keypad.

It is therefore a patent aimed at increasing accessibility and sociability of the Playstation ecosystemwe just have to wait for official confirmation from Sony.