Activision's Patent Could Transform Live Streaming into Interactive Gaming

This patent could make the typically passive experience of watching live streams more interactive

by Sededin Dedovic
Activision's Patent Could Transform Live Streaming into Interactive Gaming
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Activision, a prominent figure in the field of video games, has disclosed a pioneering patent that could reshape the way gamers discover and engage with their favorite titles. Entitled "Systems and methods for dynamically modifying video games based on concurrent user-experienced non-video game content," the patent, filed in July, became publicly available last week, introducing a new approach to game recommendations tailored to individual preferences.

This innovative technology uses data collected from users' live streaming viewing habits to select personalized game suggestions. As noted by Exputer, this patent has the potential to transform the typically passive experience of watching live streams into an interactive one.

The capabilities extend beyond mere recommendations, including the ability to "generate" a unique game tailored to a user's specific interests, or even modify the content of existing games to match their preferred live streaming genres.

"No system or method has yet been disclosed that integrates, affects, or modifies video game play simultaneously with a separate video stream or broadcast video," Activision's patent claims. "Specifically, there is a need for contextual integration of video games that are experienced simultaneously with the video stream."

The possibility to "generate" a user-specific game based on this data

The patent deals with using this data to dynamically recommend suitable video games, create entirely new gaming experiences, or dynamically modify the content of existing games as the user engages in live streams or broadcast videos.

For further insight into this revolutionary technology, the full patent document is available through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In particular, this is the third patent under the same name filed with WIPO in the last four years.

The inventor, Josiah Itdaily, boasts an impressive track record in developing games and media-related systems, including patents filed for Twitch, Disney and most recently Activision. With this patent, Activision has taken a bold step towards revolutionizing gaming, empowering gamers to seamlessly transition from the world of live streaming to personalized gaming experiences.

As technology continues to evolve, the possibilities for immersive and interactive gaming experiences are limitless. We imperceptibly reached impressive gaming experiences that 20 years ago could have been the subject of a sci-fi movie about the future.