Sony is working on a new software called PlayStation Assist that will reportedly make use of a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and collated user data to give players a little step up with tips and strategy.
According to Business Insider,PlayStation Assist is comparable to virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, and will have a voice-activated feature. The wake-up phrase will be “Hey, PlayStation”. Players will be able to ask for specific information on the game they’re playing such as “How do I escape this trap?”.
The feature’s patent will prompt the program to detect the player’s progress, identity the obstacle at hand and offer tips on how to escape. There may even be a full guide of steps on how to beat the challenge.
The PlayStation Assist feature will be available on smartphones and other devices, and this has sparked rumours that the highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 may launch during the 2020 holiday season.
Google recently teased a similar function for its video game streaming platform Stadia. This function would allow players to find helpful information nu using Google Assistant.
This feature will not be included in Stadia’s November launch however, and Google has gone months without offering any new information on it.