Sony has a patent application to deal with multiplayer mourners

In April of this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent application for a system to handle “disruptive” behavior in multiplayer games and take appropriate action against abusive players and cyberbullies.

As noted by GameRant, the application was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in September and claims that online harassment and cyberbullying has unfortunately become a “growing trend” in online video games. Commonly referred to as trolls and mourners, a disruptive player is described as someone who “deliberately annoys, annoys, and harass other players in the video game. In some cases, the disruptive player will use aspects of the video game in unintended ways to disrupt normal video game play.” to disturb.”

Currently, game companies rely heavily on manual reporting and auditing methods. Sony appears to be testing a system that automatically identifies disruptive events and patterns of disruptive behavior.

“The method also includes applying a behavioral marker to players in the online gaming system,” the application reads. “The behavioral identifier indicates whether or not a player has been verified as responsible for one or more of the identified disruptive behavioral events. The method also includes generating current demographic data on player behavior in real time for a specified game space using the behavioral cues applied to players associated with the specified game space.

The application further discusses “allowed” tolerance levels for such behavior. The idea behind the system is not to ban players outright, but to discourage grief by imposing appropriate restrictions and streamlining the process of dealing with such players.

The application contains a lot of technical jargon, but if you are interested, go to WIPO .’s website.