Warner Bros.patents Shadow of Mordor Nemesis

It was used in both parts of Middle Earth, although it is unknown if Monolith Productions has any future plans for the series.

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a bulletin stating that, after several years of effort, the Warner Bros. to patent the Nemesis system of Shadows of Mordor and Shadows of War has been accepted. It will take effect on Feb. 23, and they can enforce it through 2035, as long as they pay the required fees.

But what is the Nemesis System?

Released in late 2014, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor spreads across the PS3 / Xbox 360 and PS4 / Xbox One generations, becoming one of the biggest names of the year thanks to the detailed reproduction of Tolkien’s imaginary. and the Nemesis System, a rivalry and situation generator that responds to the player’s actions to build a personalized experience. Thanks to him, the fight against the ork chieftains served not only to achieve goals and move on to the next mission, but also to realistically change the political map of Mordor or even to instill personal resentment where the survivors put us on another. moment to recall.

In fact, Monolith Productions (the creative studio) has implemented a series of measures to get the most out of it, such as the canonical resurrection of the protagonist, whose defeat was remembered, and the ability to survive from badly injured orcs, who could come back for hours. for us. then stitched back in place with arms or even heads. Thus, the Nemesis system created an organic story, unique to each game, as the orcs themselves are also interrelated and our fall through one could serve to level up and defeat another who previously was at the top. in the hierarchy.

Due to the originality and success of the first episode, Warner Bros. patented the system for years, but this was denied due to the similarities with others already registered. However, after a few revisions, the latest application has been accepted and as of February 23, no study will be able to integrate a system using the same procedural mechanisms without first obtaining the license.

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