A patent earlier this year would register the use of remote applications to spatially observe ongoing matches or replays.
A patent owned by Sony dated April of this year registers a system that would allow a remote user to visualize a spatial recreation of another player’s game, positioning himself as a spectator within the experience through mixed reality. Still pending approval, this method would use a compatible device that could be used to look around the scene in which the game takes place, allowing to observe around the main character himself during his progress.
According to the document, the process could be applied to the repeats shared with the Share function of PS4, potential emissions in RV through services like Twitch streams or games in progress by establishing a connection between a smartphone and your console, which could be on-premise or through the cloud, in which the camera of the mobile device would act sensor to generate a point of view within the virtual environment that is being played by the player, in a similar way to that would run an asymmetric game play.
There are already many virtual reality products that offer a streaming service through a mobile device, but offering a live recreation to explore in mixed reality, is a really ambitious project. According to this research, an SDK could regulate this function and allow developers to control parameters that obscure the image if we deviate from the view of the player, present icons that indicate the position of the viewer and all kinds of mechanics to optimize this type of experiences. But its implementation, as always, is not assured and will depend on various factors.