(19)
(11)EP 3 662 982 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(43)Date of publication A2:
10.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/24

(21)Application number: 19208016.6

(22)Date of filing:  08.11.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A63F 13/533(2014.01)
A63F 13/67(2014.01)
G06N 20/00(2019.01)
A63F 13/5375(2014.01)
A63F 13/86(2014.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 05.12.2018 GB 201819865
07.08.2019 GB 201911284

(71)Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • MULLIGAN, Paul Terrence
    London, W1F 7LP (GB)
  • SANDERS, Ashley
    London, W1F 7LP (GB)
  • DAREDDY, Sashikanth
    London, W1F 7LP (GB)

(74)Representative: D Young & Co LLP 
120 Holborn
London EC1N 2DY
London EC1N 2DY (GB)

  


(54)SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING IMAGE CONTENT


(57) A system for obtaining image content comprises a receiving unit configured to receive video frames generated during the execution of a video game at a video game playing device, a monitoring unit operable to detect at least some of the video frames as corresponding to a loading screen, a content unit configured to obtain pre-generated image content for displaying in place of or addition to the video frames identified as corresponding to loading screens, a control unit configured to receive an input from the monitoring unit, and in response said input, select pre-generated image content for displaying in place of or in addition to the video frames detected as corresponding to a loading screen, and a display unit operable to display the selected pre-generated image content in place of or in addition to the video frames detected as corresponding to a loading screen.







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