Ever want to earn trophies in games that came before Trophies?
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If you have ever played an older title, maybe even a retro one, and thought to yourself, "I wish I could earn trophies in this game," then Sony may have you covered. The company just recently patented a way to add trophies to older, emulated titles. Sounds neat, right?

This patent was first discovered back on March 18th by Reddit user Bartman013 from the GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit. The patent in question describes a way in which trophies can be earned "by comparing a memory value of the emulated game to a predetermined value and assigning the one or more trophies to the user based on the detected trophy trigger." This patent goes on to talk about how Sony could award trophies in games that were previously released prior to the trophy system. Keep in mind that the PlayStation Trophy system was implemented partway into the lifetime of the PlayStation 3.

Curiously, the patent also makes mention of Cloud computing. This could hint that Sony is looking to make use of this technology in their PlayStation Now subscription service. There is also a bit included in the patent that talks about physical rewards.

"This may be done by transmitting an electronic trophy or sending a notification that a physical award, such as a T-shirt, accessory or other physical merchandise, has been earned by the player."