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‘Play of the Game’ Has Been Patented By Blizzard


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Blizzard’s patent for the ‘Play of the Game’ system in Overwatch, used to rewatch a particular player’s highlights at the end of a game, was recently granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. [Thanks, Unikrn!]


The patent talks about how timestamps are recorded on when the event occurs, then the system chooses a top player in a certain category, before showing the replay of their highlight. The patent also includes the social sharing features added post-launch for Overwatch.


With the patent now firmly in Blizzard’s hands, they might be going after any games that currently have a similar feature, or any Overwatch clones.


Overwatch is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!