Is Sony set to expand its Trophy support?
- Posted March 21st, 2013 at 18:43 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 12 Comments
Are you a Trophy whore? You know who I'm talking about. Are you the kind of person that finds every little collectible, plays on the hardest difficulties, and performs repetitive actions simply for a new PlayStation Trophy? We have quite a few of those people on our staff and I'm sure quite a few of you know exactly why they love their Trophy addiction.
There may be some good news for anyone looking at new ways to expand their Trophy collection. Sony has filed a patent application that would essentially allow Trophy support for games that do not already have Trophies. Simple enough? The language in the patent is a bit more complex, however.
Sony's patent, Method and Apparatus for Awarding Trophies, filed back in September but published today, has the following abstract:
"A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game. 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."
You can check the patent here (via NeoGaf).
So if this means we could see classic PlayStation games--PSOne, PS2, PSP, early PS3 games--get Trophy support, what games would you want to play again for the Platinum?
PSgamer28 | breakend28
- 7:05pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
PS3 -Heavenly sword,Resistance: fall of man,Clive Barker's Jericho
PS1 - All Resident Evil games ( I'm looking at you Mike Harradence) and all Castlevania games!
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 7:22pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
That would keep me home for months!
Lasombra | MelegantPrime
- 7:29pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
Basically every PS1 RPG for me. Time to plat the whole Persona series. I hope this extends to PSP games as well.
Syphon_Filter | Syphon_Filter2
- 8:08pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
PS1 had some great games that it would awesome to re play them and get platinum in them. Ohh man I can't wait for it to see it happening.
- 8:14pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
COD4. I would just play that over and over.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 9:53pm EDT - March 21st, 2013
I would love to see all the old Twisted Metals, and Metal Gears get trophy support, that would make my day right there. =)
- 12:21am EDT - March 22nd, 2013
It's basically a OS level layer for trophy event detection from the sound of it... to bad they couldn't have done this before dropping the PS4 on us with no backwards compatability at all. which basically makes this worthless for anything other than their cloud streamed games. so feh. It's still going to require someone to come up with trophy names and requirements for those triggers to award anything and it was hard enough to convince anyone to even try to add trophies to PS3 games I have trouble imagining many publishers are going to even bother going back to PS1 games.
- 1:09am EDT - March 22nd, 2013
If they put ps1,etc games in the cloud and you have to pay a small fee to download them,why would they NOT bother with them?
BlindMango | BlindMango
- 2:18am EDT - March 22nd, 2013
Eliphaz Levi | Eliphaz
- 8:34am EDT - March 22nd, 2013
Trophies for Valkyria Chronicals!!! Sigh, never going to happen... But then with Gakai coming as (8) said we'll be playing these pre-trophy games again soon enough, 'Why not?'..Added Bonus!
- 9:28am EDT - March 22nd, 2013
Tenchu and Onimusha are the games I am itching to get back to... trophy support would make me pop them out of their cases in an instant! Of course, the PS3 would have to have it's PS2 compatibility re-enabled first to revisit that era!
- 4:38pm EDT - April 6th, 2013
Assassin's Creed and Resistance: Fall of Man.
I'm not too bothered by many non-PS3 games, though having trophies in the original Crash Bandicoot games would be pretty cool.
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