The gaming world manages to be the focus of controversy from time to time. For example, sometimes we read criticisms on the subject of addiction, another group is thinking about whether games turn into gambling. Another group of esports continues to debate whether it counts as a sport or if it really has a place at the Olympics.
Now we have news that could melt all of these discussions into a pot and inflame the atmosphere. Sony filedfor a patent in 2019. This patent, issued on May 13th, is called the “E-sports Betting Platform”; So Sony has filed a patent to set up an esports betting platform.
The patent’s description mentions the determination of various rates for playing a simulation and its submission to viewers for the purpose of intangible or intangible betting. It said odds could be determined using past game analysis or depending on the odds. From here, can we say that our past game data may have been the subject of bets? There are also comments that there may be bets on in-game items based on the phrase ‘for intangible betting purposes’.
On the one hand, while the issue of ‘loot-box’ has become a constant agenda, it is being debated whether it should be considered gambling, how do you think it was when a patent directly related to betting systems appeared?