A recent patent filed by Sony revealed that PlayStation is looking into using NFTs and blockchain technology in its games. According to Video Game Chronicle, the patent was filed last year and published on Thursday.
The patent details a system to track digital assets created, used, modified, and transferred within a game, along with assets based on the gameplay. The systems and technologies could be used to verify the authenticity of the NFTs created by players. Players can buy, sell, or rent assets created by gamers and content creators.
“The techniques and technologies described herein expand the capabilities of digital assets associated with video games, and of systems that create and manage such digital assets, by converting the digital assets associated with video games from being fungible to being non-fungible,” read the patent.
The system to be used will “expand the functionality of digital assets associated with video games, and of systems that create and manage such digital assets, by tracking a history of the digital assets. Tracking the history of the digital assets can include, for example, tracking when, how, and by whom the digital asset was created, used, modified, rented to, rented by, sold to, purchased by, licensed to, licensed by, exchanged to, exchanged by, and/or other actions”.
While it isn’t clear if Sony will implement the patent but the filing shows that the company has considered the idea before.