Thinking this tears it for me. #RIPCOD in Gamer Talk Posted November 7, 2017 I work in the software industry, I have seen patents be submitted just in case anyone else tries to implement the idea successfully, which in turn entitles me as the patent holder to a slice of the pie. Apple does this all the time. It may never be implemented by activision, but if a competitor uses it, its free money. a $15k patent from a multi billion dollar company like activision is nothing to them. "Like this" was the key there. This was purpose built to enhance the stakeholder's bottom line, which a company is bound by law to do in the US. You don't collect $2.1+ BILLION dollars on supply drops, post a banner, record-setting year to stakeholders and not be able to answer the question "How can you keep this rolling for us".