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#426 Old Today at 3:22 PM Last edited by Gargoyle Cat : Today at 5:54 PM.
Originally Posted by eskie227
I still don't get the patent uproar. Obviously the article is gone so I can only make assumptions. Just because they received a patent doesn't mean it's in use, or assures it ever will be for that matter. Did they identify anywhere that this patented technology is actually in operation on any EA product, and if so, which ones?

There is no uproar; it is just EA doing their sleazy things.  There is no shortage of stories about this, you could look them up yourself.

This 'problem' as it were is not new.

Fair Play & Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment

Ensuring play is fair is critical to all of us at EA, and we’ve tried to be as clear as possible that this commitment applies to us just as much as it does to our players. We’ve publicly said before that we do not use any scripting or “Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment” (DDA) or anything similar that would automatically adjust the difficulty of gameplay in FIFA, Madden and NHL Ultimate Team matches.

Our clear statements were recently challenged in a lawsuit that alleged we did, in fact, use DDA in Ultimate Team modes. We’re pleased to share that the plaintiffs have now dismissed their case. We provided them with detailed technical information and access to speak with our engineers, all of which confirmed (again) that there is no DDA or scripting in Ultimate Team modes. This is the right result.

While EA does own a patent for DDA technology, that technology never was in FIFA, Madden or NHL, and never will be. We would not use DDA technology to give players an advantage or disadvantage in online multiplayer modes in any of our games and we absolutely do not have it in FIFA, Madden or NHL.

The lawsuit that is mentioned in EA's statement above happened in November of last year.

EA seems to thrive on spending lots of money on these types of patents.  Problems with this go back to 2017.  If anybody thinks EA spends all of this cash on patents which they are never going to use, I've got a bridge for sale.

Screenshot below was taken from the following article...

A bit suspect for something they never use, never mind the fact that FIFA is already a pay to win scam, I mean game.
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