A patent by activision was approved in october 2017 outlining such a matchmaking process, as reported by kotaku the matchmaking process as described in the patent would use player data in order to place them in scenarios that would make in-game purchases more attractive. The second patent is more complicated, and potentially more controversial named engagement optimised matchmaking (eomm), it is designed to keep you engaged in multiplayer games by fiddling with their matchmaking algorithms. Hello everyone, this post is about the patent link, that has been posted around the forums many times and various people claiming it's a proof that mm is rigged. The matchmaking patent is the one that we as consumers should keep an eye on -- it has the most potential to exploit our wallets but for now, since these are only applications, it is nothing to seal the gates on just yet.
A patent granted to activision outlines a new matchmaking system that would pair players together in order to encourage microtransactions systems such as loot boxes already use various tricks to encourage players to drop cash, so it's not surprising that game publishers would want to find more underhanded ways to get those wallets open. Call of duty publisher activision has patented a method of matchmaking designed to increase a player's spend on microtransactionsthis system would delibera.
Patent #9789406, for a system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games, describes a number of matchmaking algorithms that a game could use to encourage players to purchase additional in-game items. The patent explains that matchmaking systems use a number of factors to place players together — such as latency, skill levels, and waiting time — and this one would simply add a few extra variables.
Activision is now the proud owner of a patent for a system that uses matchmaking mismatches to encourage players to pay for in-game items. Activision has successfully filed a patent designed for use in multiplayer matchmaking systems in short, it's an idea to engender envy at teammates' or opponents' gear through the matchmaking algorithm itselfhere's the abstract from the patent, granted today after its filing two years ago:a system and method is provided that drives. The patent obviously allows for activision to make the most money out of its games and the people who play them as a business, that is its primary goal and so few were surprised when the matchmaking microtransactions patent was published. However, this patent is specifically concerned with using this matchmaking in order to push in-game sales part of the patent reads: “for example, if the player purchased a.
Activision was just granted a microtransaction-based matchmaking patent based matchmaking that this potential matchmaking system is still only a patent. Methods and systems for performing smart matchmaking in a massive multiplayer online game are described herein a video game such as a vehicle-based combat game may include multiple types of vehicles, where each type of vehicle may progress through increasing tier levels.
Watch video while not yet implemented in any of its games, activision has been granted a patent for a matchmaking system that encourages microtransactions. Activision claims it hasn’t put it’s matchmaking system to work, and ea’s eomm algorithm is still working its way through the patent application process, so probably hasn’t been used yet, either yup, if ea had filed the patents faster, star wars battlefront ii might have been even more manipulative. Last year, ea filed a patent that deals with online matchmaking algorithms, focusing on player engagement with a new system called engagement optimized matchmaking, or.
The patent also posits more straightforward applications, such as generating npcs to fill certain roles on a team or dropping players in maps that favor their playstyle player-selected variables such as a preference for difficult opponents might also be used in such a matchmaking system. Activision was granted a patent this month for a system it uses to convince people in multiplayer games to purchase items for a game through microtransactions but activision tells glixel that the technology is not currently in any games this was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an r&d team. The patent outlines a predatory matchmaking system that promotes microtransaction spending.