Sony eyeing ways to get MMO players out of the house

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, amirite? And other times, you want to get lost in an MMO and be (relatively) anonymous. The latter may become a bit more difficult, as Sony is looking to create a program “that would encourage gamers to head into the daylight for organized events,” according to a posting at Engadget.

The firm has even filed a patent for some sort of meet-up software. Speculation has it that it will incentivize real-life get-togethers, though how (or why) is anyone’s guess at this point. Is this another personal information-harvesting ploy like Blizzard’s RealID failboat, or is it something new? Time will tell, and we’ll keep an eye on it for you.

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