METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEDIA FOR ENHANCING MULTIPLAYER GAME SESSIONS WITH ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION

Utility Patent Application (A1)

July 30, 2020

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Applicants: GOOGLE LLC

Inventors: Travis Jon Heppe, Jeff Foster Fry

Mechanisms for enhancing multiplayer games are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: detecting presence of a display device on a communications network; causing joining instructions to connect to a multiplayer game session to be displayed on the display device, wherein the joining instructions include server information for handling communications relating to the multiplayer game session over the communications network; receiving, from user devices over other communications networks, a request to join the multiplayer game session in response to displaying the joining instructions on the display device, wherein each of the user devices has a user display device; connecting each of the user devices over one of the other communications network to the display device presenting the multiplayer game session; initiating the multiplayer game session; determining, for the multiplayer game session, a first portion of game information to be presented on the display device and a second portion of game information to be presented on the user display device; and causing the first portion of game information to be displayed on the display device and the second portion of game information to be displayed on the user displayed device based on the determination.