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https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-patented-playstation-feature-allows-players-to-pay-to-kick-others-from-games/

 

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The patent, which is titled ‘Spectators Vote to Bench Players in a Video Game’, was filed in January 2020 and was granted on Tuesday.

The described feature lets spectators vote to remove (or ‘bench’) players, send them messages to warn them to play better, or even pay to have them removed.

In the patent, Sony details a situation in which a number of spectators are watching a game (it specifically lists Twitch as an example of this).


Absolutely bonkers. Totally not open to abuse.

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It also shows an alternative situation where spectators are able to pay to have a player removed, either with real money or in-game currency.


Does the payment go to the player being removed? :P 

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I imagine what they are envisioning is a 'Twitch chat plays' style of competition, where the public would have control over a team of streamers and try to bring their team to victory. Paying for kick privelidge is a bit weird without any context, maybe the idea is that there is a monetary reward at the end for the public or the streamer gets some compensation for being booted off a team.

 

Regardless its best not to read too much into this, gaming patents are approved all the time and never see the light of day. Would be interested to hear more about what they had in mind though.

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On 21/10/2021 at 11:40, Giddas said:

Used to have vote to kick in tribes. Implemented correctly it can work, but what’s this payment stuff 😄

Yeah Rainbow 6 has it for griefers in-game-on-team but paying IRL dosh to boot someone from a game you’re watching on a stream? 🤪
 

almost timeous in its appearance:


https://www.gamesradar.com/back-4-blood-griefers-vote-kick&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=oxm/?fbclid=IwAR1DC3dnVoq7hKUeWiiSvDUrfSeYmPdUhhUzvqpJeqkuffvMbnWh-6e8js0&utm_campaign=socialflow-oxm

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I vote to kick any use of “for the players”, “4 the players”, “for the payers”, “thoughts and prayers”, “forza players” or any other variation into the burning sun via a toilet in Kent.

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