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Activision now patenting pay to win...


By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 October 2017

Update: Massive fact checking as I had a major fact wrong. Fixed.

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Apparently Activision has submitted a patent which suggests matching weak players against strong players intentionally to help convince them to purchase microtransactions. You know, the usual pay to win online scum and villainy but now patented.

From the official patent page:


    Abstract

    A system and method is provided that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video games. The system may include a microtransaction arrange matches to influence game-related purchases. For instance, the system may match a more expert/marquee player with a junior player to encourage the junior player to make game-related purchases of items possessed/used by the marquee player. A junior player may wish to emulate the marquee player by obtaining weapons or other items used by the marquee player.

Via Reddit

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