ACTIVISION PATENT MATCHMAKING Matchmaking That Encourages Players To Buy Microtransactions

Following Kotaku news, it seems that Activision start patented their new online matchmaking system that has for goal to increase player to buy microtransactions.

I’m pretty sure that this is not the first video game company that made that intentional design because has a business side, it makes perfect sense. But having it patented is a step further than most of the game company shouldn’t be willing to. Will it become a race to patented all game designer ideas?