A newly printed patent for Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests they’re planning to convey PlayStation Tournaments to the PlayStation 5. As noticed by SegmentNext, the construction of the tournaments shall be related to the function that’s at present on PlayStation Four however will embrace some enhancements.

The purpose of the patent is to present match performance for video games that assist multiplayer gameplay however don’t have the power to host tournaments in recreation. PlayStation Network can be used to observe a participant’s efficiency in a recreation in actual time earlier than updating the participant’s profile, figuring out the right qualifying gamers and producing matches primarily based on participant rankings. Other individuals would additionally have the option to view the match matches on-line via streaming. There’s even the potential for holding a match throughout a number of titles.

PlayStation Tournaments was first launched in 2016 on PlayStation 4. The first tournaments gave gamers an opportunity to win prize bundles that included PlayStation equipment and equipment however prizes can now embrace money too. The Open Series was added in 2020 and aimed to make aggressive gaming extra accessible by including tournaments for extra various titles. The most up-to-date additions to the match scene had been Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, and Auto Chess that each one started only a few days in the past.

This patent suggests the PS5 model would go a step additional, permitting gamers, builders and different third-parties to host their very own tournaments for each particular person gamers and groups. At one finish of the size, individuals might arrange small tournaments for his or her household and buddies. At the opposite finish, it might enable occasion planners to run far bigger tournaments with their very own guidelines.

The timing of the patent is very notable so shut to the subsequent EVO Online match that begins on August 6. PlayStation lately acquired the EVO Championship Series, the world’s most notable combating recreation match. At the time Sony mentioned they needed to discover “creative ways, alongside our fans, to grow the tournament and make its events and broadcasts more fun, engaging and accessible than ever”. This patent might additionally match into these plans fairly properly.

[Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office through SegmentNext]