While Sony has streamlined how notifications work in the PS5 (to an extent), it looks like the company is looking to come up with a better way to handle notifications for gamers, as a new Sony patent has surfaced, and it is to handle notifications much better.
In the patent filing, it is indicated whether the notification is associated with the application used, and if so, it will determine whether to display the pop-up notification or remain in the list of player notifications (at least from what I understand).
Techniques for handling notifications are described. In one example, a computing device presents content in an application window based on an execution of an application. Notification data is received by a computing device. Based on a context associated with the computing device, for example whether the application windows are in the foreground and the notification data is associated with the application or such as the mode of operation of the computing device, a determination is made. performed if or present a corresponding notification in context in the application window or in a pop-up window. Otherwise, the notification is added to a notification list and can be summarized in a notification summary.
Obviously, this is not something revolutionary, but it is a great quality of life if it is ever implemented. That said, as with any patent or trademark, filing by Sony doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to happen. Speaking of which, could it somehow be related to the recently announced PS5 firmware beta registrations? Maybe, maybe not.