Although the NFT remain controversial among gamers, Sony is considering ways of using blockchain technology into its games.
“The techniques and the technologies described here expand the potential of digital assets associated with video games, and to those that create and manage digital assets, by converting them from being fungible to non-fungible,” reads the patent.
The PlayStation Stars program uses digital rewards many fans compared to new ones prior to their launch. Users can acquire digital trophies with PlayStation games, although there is no chance of selling or trading them. Sony immediately resorted to the program’s trophies, noting that PlayStation Stars did not incorporate blockchain technology. Even though fans are skeptical about the fact that the program will feature NFTs at one point, Sony has decided to move differently. The patent was made open in a way that will clear that the PlayStation has been considering implementing NFTs in a way or another.
It’s worth mentioning that just because this patent exists, it doesn’t mean that there will be a whole lot of new toys included in the company’s games. Sony has filed many patents in the past years for things that had no end, at all. Sony was looking for a technology that would allow users to turn everyday items such as bananas into game controllers for PlayStation 5. As for this writing, the fact that it isn’t all that happened, it’s possible that the NFT-based PlayStation will see its success. For now, gamers will have to wait and see!