Sony are the first gaming giant to file a patent for blockchain. Photo via Sony.

Sony are the first gaming giant to file a patent for blockchain. Photo via Sony. 

Sony Files Patent for Tracking In-Game Digital Assets With NFTs

Newsroom Nov 17, 2022

Sony files patent for tracking in-game assets.

Japanese Gaming and Hardware giant Sony has filed for a patent that will reportedly be able to track in-game valuable assets with the use of Non Fungible Tokens.

The gaming conglomerate will be introducing a blockchain-based technology to track several in-game assets that gold certain values in the real world. The introduction of a distributed ledger will make sure that the in-game asset can be traced back to its original owner.

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The digital content can include a plethora of in-game items like clips, tokens, trophies, progress, achievements, etc.  

“In traditional video games, there is no way to differentiate a specific instance of an in-game item that a famous player of the video game used to win a famous tournament from any other instance of the in-game item,” Sony says.

“Changes to properties of the digital asset, such as ownership, visual appearance, or metadata, can be identified in a request to update the history,” Sony writes. “A new block can be generated for, and appended to, the distributed ledger identifying the changes to the history of the digital asset.”

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While this is not the first time we have seen the integration of blockchain in video games but we all know it was inevitable. A company like Sony announcing something like this would trigger other companies to follow suit. Truth be told, with Sony's influence, we might see this as the next revolution in the gaming industry.

Not just tracing, this change would give rise to an entire economy based on the games that Sony or PS Games develops. The trading industry would see this as a good sign

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