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We know that Sony’s planning to streamline the PlayStation 5 experience by creating interactive widgets for games to take advantage of. On current consoles, for example, you have to load up a title and then select the multiplayer component before you can hop into a match. Next-gen will change this, as you’ll be able to bypass in-game menus by selecting exactly what you want to do directly from the system's user interface.

A new patent, however, hints at how far the Japanese giant intends to take this general idea. It proposes a software solution whereby players could be informed how long on average it’ll need to play to complete the next objective. It’ll also then make suggestions that could potentially optimise your playtime, such as using a specific resource. If you’re having difficulty to complete a section, then the console will surface hints or tips.

This all connects to the PlayStation AI speculation that’s been circling for some time now; effectively, it appears that the PS5 will include an Alexa-esque component, where you’ll be able to seek help from the console if you get stuck. We have to imagine a lot of this stuff will be optional, but it seems Sony wants to streamline your time with its system, which is a noble pursuit considering so many of us lead extremely busy lives.