Activision Patents Manipulative Microtransaction-Based Matchmaking

Call of Duty WWII developer Activision have been granted a patent for a new matchmaking system – one that analyzes player behavior and tweaks their gaming experiences to encourage microtransactions. Loot Boxes and in-game purchases have become increasingly controversial, with more triple-A games releasing with some variation of this component. The recent beta for Star Wars Battlefont II raised the issue of how monetized loot boxes have become problematic. Likewise, the full release...

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