Patent Shows PS5 Could Have a Voice Assistant

By Sean Carey,
A patent filing uncovered by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad details a Siri-like voice assistant that could give you a clue on how to solve a puzzle, information about an enemy and even provide directions to in-game locations.

Sony PS5 Voice Assistant Patent Filing

The patent filing is titled "Voice Help System Using Artificial Intelligence." It was filed back in March and published in September. In the patent, it details a console that can receive voice commands such as "Hey PlayStation" followed by a query. The patent shows several illustrations of a player asking the assistant varying questions in a game of Skyrim. Queries such as "What is that?" in reference to a Draugr, are then followed by a picture and detailed explanation which is then displayed onscreen.

Sony PS5 Voice Assistant Patent Filing

It also looks as if the voice assistant will work with phones in two different ways. One, instead of shrinking the screen while playing, query information will be displayed on the phone. And via an "SMS" style system. Images show the voice assistant providing detailed walkthroughs on how to complete quests and other handy information working on a stand-alone phone.

It is important to note that this is just a patent filing. It doesn't mean that this feature is specifically coming to the PS5 or anything at all. If this feature does end up in the PS5, it will be interesting to see if walkthroughs for Trophies will be included.

Source: GamesRadar
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!