Nexon has been granted a patent for a method to control the probability of item provision in a game. The system adjusts the probability based on user input and usage data, ensuring a fair and engaging gaming experience. GlobalData’s report on Nexon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Nexon, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Nexon's grant share as of February 2024 was 64%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for controlling probability of item provision system in games

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Nexon Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11900406B2) outlines a method for operating an item providing system in a game. The method involves providing information on the probability of obtaining game items during specific time intervals, selecting game items randomly based on these probabilities, monitoring real-time usage of the item providing system, adjusting probabilities based on the amount of system usage, and providing users with game items accordingly. The system includes features such as an item upgrade system and a Gacha system, with usage metrics including goods used for upgrades, number of upgrade attempts, and number of purchases through the Gacha system. The method also includes dynamically changing probabilities based on usage thresholds and providing users with information on these probabilities during gameplay.

Furthermore, the patent describes a server configuration for implementing the item providing system in a game. The server includes communication units, memory storing instructions, and processors executing these instructions to provide information on probabilities, select game items based on probabilities, monitor system usage, adjust probabilities, and deliver game items to users. The server is capable of dynamically changing probabilities based on usage thresholds, providing real-time information to users, and handling various aspects of the item providing system, including upgrades and purchases through the Gacha system. The server configuration aims to enhance user experience by offering a dynamic and engaging gameplay environment based on real-time usage metrics and probability adjustments.

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