The PS release is one of the highly anticipated events in the gaming industry. But what gamers got even more interested is that Sony’s next-gen console could introduce a new feature not found in current-gen consoles.

For instance, one such feature is that the PS5 will allow players to share “user-generated content,” according to T3. Via a new feature called “screen tagging,” players can basically share screenshots or video clips of their gameplay with each other.

This new feature was revealed via a patent filing made by Sony on November 21. “Scene tagging is used to characterise user-generated content associated with gameplay information [and] video games,” the patent filing said. “Exemplary user-generated content include video recordings or screenshots from within the video game that pertain to events that have occurred.”

Granted, sharing video clips of gameplay is not exactly new. For instance, PS4 already has its Share button that does exactly that.

However, gaming technology watchers believe that PS5’s new “screen tagging” feature is more complicated than simple sharing video clips. This is hinted at by some of the statements found in Sony’s filing.

“Corresponding metadata would then be used to describe substantive aspects about the user-generated content such as details about where the recording or screenshot was taken, who was included in the user-generated content, and what objects are found in the user-generated content...,” the patent stated. “Furthermore, the metadata associated with the user-generated content would allow viewers to experience the same events that were recorded.”

The full capability of the screen-tagging feature will probably be only revealed when the PlayStation 5 release date arrives. However, that’s not stopping some gaming enthusiasts from speculation on what the feature could mean to the console’s players.

BGR suggested that the feature is likely to be paired with the PS5 smart assistant allowing gamers to do a host of things they can’t do just yet in the current PS4. For instance, “would let you edit your own gameplay clips, and let others view and interact with those clips over the PlayStation Network.”

It could be useful in helping gamers finish difficult sections of the game, according to T3. For example, if one is having a hard time completing an Elder Scrolls dungeon, he could just search a scene tag showing how other players managed to get through the challenging part.

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