Sony Interactive Entertainment files NFT patent

Sony is doubling down on its ambition to implement NFTs in its core console and ecosystem.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has been flirting with blockchain technology for a while, and a new patent filed by the company shows that it’s interested in using NFTs more broadly.

The company’s new patent could enable users to transfer and utilize NFTs across various game platforms. Sony presently owns the PlayStation console.

The patent information states that its purpose has to do with an “NFT framework for transferring and using digital assets between game platforms”.

In other words, Sony is looking to build NFTs into the gameplay of popular games, most likely triple-A releases that will be integrated into the platform.

Sony is clear about the NFTs being transferrable – something that is of interest to anyone who has observed Sony over the years. The company is infamous for prohibiting cross-platform play for many hit titles, such as Fortnite for example.

Sony may have chosen a new, more inclusive path. The patent also states that ownership of the NFTs could be transferred across users and different platforms.

Once this NFT framework proposed by Sony goes live, consumers will be able to experience NFTs in their gameplay. There is a growing interest in NFT-implementation in mainstream games.

French game developer Ubisoft tried to have NFTs implemented, but that move was met with solid criticism by the community.

Meanwhile, some gaming industry veterans have predicted that web3 is going to become a big part of gaming culture.

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Written by Alex


Alex is a well-rounded crypto writer who focuses on general market and legal developments. His main interest lies in how crypto gaming can become a more permanent part of the gaming landscape and how blockchain holds benefits to players they are not even aware of.

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