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Sony Files Patent for Game-Stopping Advertisements


Have you ever played something and wished an advertisement would interrupt your game and present a commercial or two? Nope? Neither did I, but it seems Sony might be thinking of implementing something like this if recent filings are to be believed.

It seems the publisher has filed a patent to let in-game adverts stop whatever game it is you’re playing, show the commercial and rewind the game to where you left off so you can continue playing.

If you think this is a bad move, I’d say 99.9 percent of the gaming populace will agree with you. This idea is so ludicrous that I honestly think Sony just filed this for a “just in case” scenario and has no intention of implementing it. If they are thinking of doing this for their next-gen console, well, they’d better be ready for people flocking to other consoles then.

You can read the whole filing here.

What do you think? Would you agree to something like this if it lowers game costs?

Source: NeoGaf