Whether or not you managed to get through the drops, you are undoubtedly aware that a very nasty leak of information concerning the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II has recently appeared on the web, forcing the studio react, while the editor Sony finally decided to postpone the release date once again.
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And if internal leaks are obviously very difficult to control, the other Japanese manufacturer may intend to restrict the freedoms of players in the future, as evidenced by the deposit ofa patent filed in October 2018 by Sony, and published only a few days ago on the official site
The document aims to identify in play a series of items considered as potential spoilers, assign them said status, and then prevent their publication or sharing via "associated media". Clearly, players may not be allowed to publish a screenshot, a sequence of gameplay, or even potentially a stream of all or part of the game once confronted with this kind of content selected by the editor. at a lower level, Sony has for example prevented for years the display of trophies in games that are not yet officially available on the market, for the same good reasons
The patent would not aim to mask or blur the elements concerned, but indeed to block its sharing online, in order to keep an intact surprise for the other players, who had not asked for anything. Sharing by interposed media could just as easily designate the famous social networks of our time as streaming platforms, which would undoubtedly pose some problems for professionals in the discipline.
Potentially spoiling items are thus listed :
Lore, a trophy, user-generated content, an activity, a character, an entity, a setting, a revelation, an action, an effect, a place, a video, a community post, a level, an object , a character, and his stats.
Thanks to metadata attached to the "object", the shape of which can be as multiple as it varies, the platform would be able to identify it within a capture made by the player, and apply the blocking.
So certainly, none of this would have a priori avoided the annoying revelations concerning the continuation of the adventures of Ellie and Joel, but the clever little ones who take a sadistic pleasure (divulged) spoiling certain experiences will therefore be perhaps soon forced to find new ways to svir …