A new Sony patent would allow violence and pain to be represented in video games like never before

Sony has a patent that allows the violence and pain suffered by a character to be represented in a very realistic way. We tell you everything it could offer in a video game.

Call of Duty, The Last of Us , Mortal Kombat and many other games carry a realistic representation of violence that, in many cases, aims to generate repulsion in the player and transmit something much more than blood and blows for its own sake.

Today we will not talk about violence in video games , since it is always a recurring theme that we have seen year after year. However, the industry is advancing and the realism within the large AAA is generating more and more convincing results. And this is where Sony’s new patent comes in .

Simulating motion of computer simulation characters to account for simulated injuries to the characters using current motion model… This is the name of the Sony patent that was published on September 7th.

Beyond a tremendously long name , this patent would allow video game characters to suffer pain and violence in a much more realistic way. How? By imitating movements that an injured person might perform.

This patent would pursue a clear objective: the realistic representation of injuries when a character is attacked, beaten or injured in a certain part of his body . One of the explanations released by the patent makes it quite clear: 

“An injury to a leg may be emulated by assigning feet a heavier weight or by depriving the player of control over the leg. The facial reaction of the game character may change to emulate pain or distress.”

For example, if our character is hit on the leg, this technology would make walking not so easy and would transmit this so that the character would limp or could not run. Although we have already seen similar effects at specific times, this patent anticipates that the effect could be achieved continuously.

However, patents do not indicate that their embodied ideas will come true. It will be time to keep waiting to see if this finally ends up becoming a reality. What do you think of the idea?


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