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Sony's Trophy Patent Looking For New Ways To Add Trophy Support

Adding trophy support to games without trophies.

Sony are looking for ways to add trophy support to games which have previously lacked the feature. Without modifying the original game trophies can be achieved and stored by “detected disk access”. This can be used as a potential trophy trigger.

Does this mean we can see trophy support come, in the near future, to PlayStation 1 and 2 classics, as well as those early PlayStation 3 titles?

With trophies starting to play a larger role in selling games, if this new feature were to be implemented we would most probably see a rise in sales of older games. I’d be sure to replay the likes of GTA: Vice City if it supported that satisfying trophy ping.

Source: FreePatentOnline

26 Comments
  1. anubis3982
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Sounds very good to me

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 01:52.
  2. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    “detected disk access” like loading a certain level? Yep, sounds good.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 02:29.
  3. anyjungleinguy
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    However unlikely, if this came to Oblivion, my life would be put on hold. Again.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 02:31.
    • Klart
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      Ditto. My number one game for a trophy patch.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 08:26.
  4. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    This could also mean trophies for watching Blu-ray movies.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 02:38.
    • anubis3982
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      that’s just silly

      Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 03:52.
      • hol
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Maybe but think if you’ve been playing a game based on a movie & there was a couple of trophies you couldn’t get in game? 1 for watching the bluray & 1 for watching the extra’s on disc perhaps?
        Maybe even for watching the trailer within Home for example? :)

        Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 08:39.
      • jimmy-google
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        Doesn’t Japan have trophies for watching TV?

        Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 11:56.
      • RudeAwakening
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        “Maybe but think if you’ve been playing a game based on a movie & there was a couple of trophies you couldn’t get in game? 1 for watching the bluray & 1 for watching the extra’s on disc perhaps?”

        That just sounds like a money grabbing scam to me!

        Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 21:06.
  5. McProley
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Intriguing! I would like to go back and play some classics for trophies but unfortunately my backlog is at the stage where completion of it looks bleak enough anyway.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 06:36.
  6. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    I think they missed the “Pling” part of the flow chart, needs more work!

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 06:39.
  7. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    This would be great news. Let alone MGS4 there haven’t been any Trophy patches in recent years.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 08:27.
  8. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Mini’s would benefit more than anything I’d suspect from trophy additions. Apart from a few brilliant exceptions quite a few of the PS2/PS1 classics released have been mediocre bordering on shite that I wouldn’t want to play anyway!

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 09:04.
  9. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 10:46.
  10. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    I would like Half Life 2 trophies please.
    well, all of The Orange Box.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 11:43.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      me too.

      Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 16:24.
      • cam_manutd
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Just started playing through it and it would be more than welcome. Even still, amazing games xD

        Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 16:48.

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