A new PlayStation patent possibly hints at a secret PS5 feature that Sony hasn't revealed yet. The PS5 is only a couple of weeks away from release, however, there's still plenty about the console we don't know. For example, we haven't seen how the PlayStation Store looks on PS5. Presumably, Sony will address these lingering question marks about the console in the coming days, but in the meantime, a recently filed patent may have spilled some of the beans Sony was preparing.
More specifically, last week Sony filed for a patent that seems to have outed that the PS5 will be capable of auto HDR. The patent itself is in Japanese, so there's a possibility context and salient information is being lost in translation, however, as you can see the evidence is pretty compelling.
Below, you can check out the patent for yourself, courtesy of Twitter user Roberto Serrano. Meanwhile, the patent itself -- fully translated -- can be found here.
Sony PlayStation patent of AUTO HDR
Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication No. 2016-58848— Roberto Serrano' (@geronimo_73) October 27, 2020
Publication Date 10.22.2020
Inventors MITSUTAKE Masato
Agents MORISHITA Sakaki@PlayStation SDR > HDR 🔵https://t.co/HDFix3sjkg pic.twitter.com/VKz46n871F
It's important to note that a company like Sony is constantly filing patents, including many that never graduate past the conceptual stage into an actual product. In other words, just because Sony is exploring this bit of technology doesn't mean we will see it in the PS5 or any future iteration of the console.
At the moment of publishing, Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn't commented on this patent or the speculation surrounding it. If it does, we will be sure to update the story with whatever is provided. However, typically, Sony does not comment on stories related to patents.
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