Sony appears to be researching blockchain and NFT technology for tracking in-game assets in video games, according to a published patent.
Sony PlayStation has recently applied for a patent that reveals it is considering using NFTs to track in-game assets.
Sony is showing an increasing amount of interest in NFTs and blockchain technology, according to PlayStation’s patent applications.
“Tracking Unique In-Game Digital Assets Using Tokens on a Distributed Ledger” is the name of the patent.
It is primarily concerned with the creation, use, and modification of in-game assets—the expected applications for NFTs in gaming.
Although the patent was first submitted on May 7, 2021, it was only recently published.
It is typical of an NFT implementation in games, but it is noteworthy that a major gaming company like Sony would give the technology some thought.
The patent gives the example of baseball card collections, but it also points out that the NFTs might be valuable if they could be transferred between platforms or blockchains.
The patent specifically mentions what is probably the eSports industry, noting that these athletes can have sizable fan bases.
As a result, there might be NFTs connected to these occasions and people remembering special days.