Recently, the crypto money and NFT industry has been in a crisis. However, this does not prevent some companies from adopting this technology. The new patent revealed by Sony reveals that the company is preparing to step into the NFT and blockchain industry.
Sony will give identity to in-game items with blockchain technology
Sony has filed a patent that allows the history of in-game assets to be learned using blockchain and NFTs. Titled “Tracking Unique In-Game Digital Assets Using Tokens on a Distributed Ledger,” the patent reveals a mechanism that can track changes in in-game assets, including ownership, visual and historical data.
In its patent statement, the company states that individuals find it valuable to have or use unique physical items, often associated with respected celebrities or events. In this way, some in-game assets can be identified that are considered more valuable than their past owners or activities.
Traditional video games have multiple instances of the same in-game item. These different instances of the same in-game item are conventionally interchangeable and indistinguishable from each other. With this change, Sony will now give an identity to in-game items. It is aimed that these in-game assets, defined by blockchains, can be bought and sold just like NFTs.
Sony envisions a system where players can buy and sell unique in-game items whose authenticity is verified via the blockchain. Although there is only one patent at this point, when NFTs start to be used more in the future, this step of Sony can give it a great advantage.
Cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFT technology seem to take more place in our lives in the future. So what do you think about this step taken by Sony and NFT? You can share your views with us in the comments section.