Sony patents a system to eliminate players from online games

Sony patents a system to eliminate players from online games
Sony patents a system to eliminate players from online games

Already examined and accepted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the new patent filed by Sony aims to give livestream viewers the ability to eliminate unwanted users from online multiplayer games.

According to the patent, Sony could create a system by which spectators can vote to remove a particular player from an ongoing game. The latter would have no veto power over the decision and may be reassigned to a different game. The system would show the skill level of current players and their in-game stats, as well as time played, ratings and achievements. All of this would happen by means of a “cloud gaming system”.

In order to prevent users from abusing the system, it will be a 60% voting threshold must be met. Spectators with a higher skill level will have a greater influence on the vote. Sony claims this system would be beneficial for remove disrespectful players from matches, and there would also be the possibility for spectators to pay a fixed price or offer to get a chance to step in and remove players, or even to urge them to improve their performance and behavior.

Although conceived to limit the range of action of toxic users, and net of the preventions of the Japanese giant, the risk that such a system could be manipulated and used to remove people who don’t deserve it. The filing of the patent, in any case, does not assure us in any way that the project will actually be realized, sooner or later.

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Sony patents system eliminate players online games

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