Electronics giant Sony has filed a patent that describes the use of NFT (non-fungible token) and blockchain technology to track the history of in-game digital assets. The filing describes the use of this technology to to record the history of changes and ownership of digital assets of a given game.
Sony Could Use Blockchain To Track In-Game Items
Sony filed a patent to use NFT and decentralized ledger technology in order to record the movements and changes undergone by in-game digital assets. distributed ledger,” introduced in July 2021, describes a system that creates a token to track the history of each of these assets in a given environment.
According to the description, every action the player performs on the item will be tracked, including trades and changes to its structure. This way, the company can gather information about what actions players perform most often on which items, and how often.
The patent also refers to “video game digital media assets representing gameplay moments of a video game, such as video clips or images”, introducing the ability for users to create their own NFT moments to trade. These would also be tracked by the proposed system.
NFT Moments Marketplace
These moments, created from in-game videos or images, would be treated as media products, and composed of important interactions that can be classified according to their rarity. For example, the filing explains that videos of important tournaments and moments of success could be sold and will be assigned a classification according to an AI-based system.
While the patent was introduced last year, the company still hasn’t reported any use of this or a similar system and hasn’t launched a market for the aforementioned times.
The use of NFTs for gaming applications has been negatively received by some sections of the gaming community, who criticize it for several reasons, including supposed power waste and durability issues. However, Sony has already teamed up with other companies to use NFTs. In May, the company in partnership with Theta Labs to use 3D NFTs to show the possibilities of its SDR tablet.
Additionally, Sony filed a patent to allow betting with bitcoin on its series of Playstation consoles in May 2021.
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