Activision Matchmaking Patent Entices Players to Buy Microtransactions | Tony’s Take

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Yesterday, Activision was granted a patent for a matchmaking system that would encourage players to buy microtransactions. Given all the recent talk about loot boxes in video games, you can imagine how this story was received.

On this Tony’s Take, I run down through exactly what the patent does and how it tricks players into spending more money on a game. I also talk about how this could potentially impact future Activision titles.

Source: Rolling Stone

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