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Did EA file patents for two similar multiplayer matchmaking systems?

A few months ago, we learned that Activision had patented a multiplayer matchmaking system designed to manipulate players into purchasing microtransactions. It now appears that arch-rivals EA have filed patents for two similar systems, though theirs deal with player engagement rather than solely with microtransactions.

How does smart matchmaking work in a massive multiplayer online game?

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.

What is the US Code for online game matchmaking using play style?

Method for online game matchmaking using play style information US20060035692A1(en) * 2002-02-08 2006-02-16 Keith Kirby Collectible item and code for interactive games US7056217B1(en)

Is Electronic Arts working on a matchmaking system like Activision’s?

Big game publishers are coming up with ways to get into players’ heads like never before. Activision recently patented a matchmaking system that would, ahem, “encourage” players to spend money on microtransactions by pairing them with overpowered opponents, and it seems Electronic Arts has been working on something similar.

What are EA’s patents all about?

EA’s first patent is for a system of dynamic difficulty adjustment. Obviously enough, this system would adjust the difficulty of a game based on the player’s performance to keep them engaged.

Did EA just file patents for two similar microtransactions systems?

It now appears that arch-rivals EA have filed patents for two similar systems, though theirs deal with player engagement rather than solely with microtransactions. Are you ready to engage with these upcoming PC games?

What is the difference between Activisions and EAs IP patents?

It should be noted that Activision say their system has not been implemented in any games yet, whereas EA’s two patents are just applications, so they can’t have been.

What is engagement optimised matchmaking (eomm)?

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.

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