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PlayStation Patent Suggests Sony’s Toying With Picture-in-Picture

An utility lately revealed by PatentScope appears to recommend that Sony Interactive Entertainment is testing the idea of a number of picture-in-picture choices for the PlayStation.

The utility states (thanks, The Gaming Records/N4G) that gamers will have the ability to view a “sub-screen” that shows completely different content material than the principle display screen, and the illustrations appear to recommend that gamers will have the ability to view the sub-screen reside whereas enjoying a recreation.

An summary reads:

Provided is an info processing machine which: shows a predominant display screen together with predominant content material; shows a sub-screen together with sub-content of a distinct sort from the principle content material concurrently the principle display screen; receives a switching operation to change from a mode for receiving an operation on the principle display 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 carried out.

The utility additionally mentions potential makes use of like enjoying music whereas gaming.

The sub-screen S might embrace numerous menu gadgets that may be chosen by the consumer. For instance, when the consumer is enjoying a music that’s being selectively performed or an inventory of songs that may be performed is displayed as sub-contents, the sub-screen show management unit 52 selects an arbitrary music from the listing and begins playback. An operation for briefly stopping the music being performed could also be accepted from the consumer.

Patents don’t at all times materialize so the applying itself doesn’t imply something, nevertheless it’s fascinating nonetheless.

What do our readers suppose?

[Source: PatentScope through The Gaming Record/N4G]

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