This curious species which we call homo sapiens is steeped in contradictions. Social animals par excellence, we value our tranquility just as much. Sony seems to have understood this well, and we may soon offer to play bouncers thanks to a new patent.
A long time ago, our fellows deceived boredom thanks to circus games, a hobby that allowed a more or less attentive public to support the most deserving, and to quickly see the others disappear. And while many game shows have since embraced the concept, maybe Sony will soon make every online gamer a potential gaming master? This thanks to a patent filed in January 2020, and explicitly titled “Spectators vote to send players to the band in a video game”.
The group is doing well
The document available at this address starts from a fairly simple postulate, and hardly questionable. Faced with the explosion of streaming in video games, developers intend to offer more options to improve the “experience” and interactions between players. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment does not intend to be satisfied with setting up a voting system aimed at ejecting disturbers and / or trolls from the web, which we know are numerous, but offers a good number of variations on several criteria.
The first example of the patent proposes to give greater weight to players identified as “skilled”, which could therefore quickly tip the scales. The skill in question can depend on the progress in game materialized by trophies (hello Joni, you know we love you, eh?). But also the hours spent streaming or watching the game in question, etc …
Nicky wants us to vote
Once the threshold is reached, several methods are still considered to strike the offending player with the seal of infamy. The latter may or may not contest the sanction, be ejected from the server or have his commands simply disabled. So as not to drag the whole group into its fall.
And if the prospect of resorting to universal suffrage to relieve inconveniences and / or disrespectful service could delight some, we discover over the course of reading the possibility of … paying to obtain the same result. The players can meet to reach the sum fixed in advance. What a life. Even crazier, the patent also provides for an auction system, and we will let you make the parallel of your choice with this information like grown-ups.
What do you think of this new find from Sony Interactive Entertainment? What would be your favorite method? Let us know your obviously dictatorial opinions in the comments below!