Yeah, we don’t know what’s this about either, but it does sound intriguing.
Sony has filed a new patent which details different methods of offering trophies to users. The one that was discovered is called “Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies”.
“A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game,” the patent states.
“The method and apparatus are used to detect particular disk access, use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and recognize the triggers while a game is played. Trophies are awarded based on the triggers, and the awarded trophies are stored.”
This patent was filed in September last year and was published today. Here’s a diagram of the thing.
This diagram has an official explanation as well, and gives an idea of how it works.
“A method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising: accessing media content; defining one or more trophies; defining a trigger associated with the media content; detecting the trigger during media content access; and assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the user in response to the detected trigger.”