Sony Interactive Entertainment played with PlayStation’s NFTs (non-fungible tokens) for a while, but a recently discovered patent reveals that the company has an exciting new framework for NFTs in games: cross-platform transfers and exchanges.
How Sony envisions PlayStation’s cross-platform NFTs
First discovered by SegmentNext, the patent (filed in 2021 but published yesterday) describes a system that allows a player to find a unique NFT in a game. This asset can be used across multiple platforms. Additionally, Sony wants NFT owners to have the ability to use the asset in other games as well!
“There is a unique skin in this game that only one player/group can find,” reads a simulation scenario offered by Sony. “Then they will own their NFT and then can use the skin in other games and other gaming systems/platforms.”
Other scenarios offered by Sony include where a player becomes the first person to beat a particular boss fight, and then has the right to use “Hunter Damage Weapons” in other games. Said player can also trade NFTs.
If this patent ever comes to fruition, I imagine Sony will need to set up a lot of content partnerships with third parties to make it work. Luckily, it looks like Square Enix would be on board.
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