The Sony Interactive Entertainment Company has filed a patent for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which would allow transfers between different games and consoles. There will be more ways for in-game assets from different games and different types of hardware, like VR headsets, computers, and gaming consoles, to work together. Sony's latest innovation makes it possible for NFTs to work together and for players all over the world to have a seamless gaming experience.
In the patent application, NFTs are talked about in terms of achievements and tournaments. You can move digital assets between devices like VR headsets, tablets, computers, and smartphones. For example, the first end-user entity may have to win an esports tournament before it can use a digital asset through the NFT in multiple computer simulations. In this framework, assets will be fully transferable and usable in gaming ecosystems other than Sony's, like the Xbox or a "cloud-based video game."
The patent also talks about a feature that stops gamers from doing the same tasks in different products or games to get the same NFTs. It stops the task from being done again the next time the computer simulation is run, or it doesn't give any more NFTs for the next time the simulation is run.
The recent move by Sony toward a Web3 future is predicted to have a significant impact on the gaming industry in the long term, as it will facilitate a smoother gaming experience for all players around the world. To establish a stronger footing in the Web3 arena, Sony has been experimenting with blockchain-based products and collaborating with other companies. Among their recent initiatives are the release of motion-tracking wearables that allow gamers to control their in-game avatars in real time and the launch of an incubator program in partnership with blockchain network Astar to support the development of real-world utility decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
Sony's latest patent application for NFTs shows that the company is still trying to push the limits of gaming and find out what blockchain technology can do. Sony wants to make an interoperable Web3 gaming experience with NFT interoperability so that players can move in-game assets from one device to another without any problems. As long as Sony keeps putting money into Web3 technology, we can expect the gaming giant to come up with more new products and services in the near future.