These days it’s hard to find a gadget that does not come with a built-in digital assistant. Even our smart TVs and home appliances are coming with them built into its system, which is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Sony could be looking to introduce its own digital assistant to its PlayStation console.

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This is according to a recent patent discovered by Daniel Ahmad and shared on Twitter where it seems that Sony is considering its own digital assistant. This is based on a patent filing where based on the details, Sony could be considering calling it the “PlayStation Assist”. However, given that this is a console-related assistant, it won’t be like your normal digital assistants that will tell you the weather or set reminders.

Instead, it seems that this is a digital assistant that will help players in their games. According to the filing’s description, “For example, when a player gets stuck on a part of a gaming application, the player can request help through a query to a back-end game assist server. The query may be of any format, or a combination of formats, including audio, text, video, etc. The game assist server is configured to match the query to modelled responses based on a current game context from which the query was presented.”

That being said, this is only a patent and there’s no guarantee that it will become a reality. However, with the PS5 looming, perhaps we could see Sony introduce a digital assistant to the console to help set it apart from the competition.

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