Sony patent would let viewers vote or pay to remove players from games

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Marie Dealessandri

Viewers could be allowed to pay individually, as a group, or by bidding in an auction to get a player removed

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The US Patent and Trademark Office has approved a Sony patent which would give livestream viewers the ability to remove a player from a game.

As reported by Kotaku, the patent was initially filed in January 2020, and was finally approved a couple of days ago.

The patent covers “a method for displaying a video game to spectators” that “includes receiving votes from spectators to remove a player from a video game.”

The votes would need to

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