By Alex Calvin, Friday January 29, 2021, 17:34 GMT
But whether this will happen is another matter.
A new patent from Sony shows technology that viewers can participate in Virtual Reality Content.
As reported by IGN, “Integrating Audience Sharing Content into Virtual Reality Content” was introduced by the PlayStation giant last October, but it was first released yesterday (Thursday, Jan 28) and details how people don’t wear VR headsets it will be able to Changing the game world for those who are in virtual reality.
It really looks like the building blocks of some interesting multiplayer experiences, and in practice – very similar to Mix Play, which allowed viewers to influence game streamers on Microsoft’s Mixer service.
It should be noted that patents are not products; These are just ideas that companies have that they want to keep so that someone else does not lose them. In other words, it might not be a real thing at all.
Sony launched PlayStation VR in 2016 and it seems to be sticking to virtual reality as a technology. Games like the recently released Hitman 3 still support VR on PS4, while patents filed in September 2020 indicate that Sony may consider introducing reverse tracking for future PlayStation VR devices.
Virtual reality has come a long way since Sony’s first VR headset, with Valve’s Index VR and the latest offerings from Oculus and HTC becoming more advanced than the first modern wave of VR hardware of 2016.
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