Sony filed a Web3 patent application for NFT products in its games.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, one of the most recognized companies in the world of video games, filed a patent application for the PlayStation company to integrate the use of NFTs and blockchain technology into its products.

Sony, revealed that it filed a patent for Web3 and joined other entertainment giants in pursuing new products and services in the blockchain and non-fungible token technology industry.

The company’s goal is to bring this technology to its best known product which is the PlayStation and the patent it filed for is a “Tracking unique digital assets in games, using tokens in a distributed ledger.“.

Accordingly, Sony plans to track the creation, modification, use and transfer of digital assets in its games using non-fungible tokens. The latter could be in-game character avatars, lands, skins, among countless other things.

Although the research of the Web3 and blockchain technology of this company and its patent was requested at the end of last year, the news was made public in the last hours. This has generated that at least one of the largest companies in the world in user entertainment, is interested in this industry that we have been telling in NFTexpress day by day.

As mentioned before, the goal of Sony is to be able to scale the gaming experience and give players the ability to use this Web3 technology for NFTs to replace traditional in-game items (which have no monetary value) with tools that do have value. In addition, game activity will be able to be recorded on the blockchain and everything will be minutely stored no matter how much time passes. As a result, players will be able to prove the authenticity of the assets they buy, sell, create and use.

On the other hand, among the mentions in the document that Sony filed for the Web3 services patent, it says that it intends to allow players to acquire physical items once worn by celebrities or professional players. It also says that in-game activities can also be acquired. This generates the possibility of using and owning an item that has been used by well-known players in the gaming world.

“Sony begins to explore Web3”

Another point Sony makes in its patent is that in traditional video games there is no way to differentiate a specific instance of a game element that a famous player used to win a match/tournament.

On the other hand, it is too early to confirm when Sony will use NFT in video games on PlayStation, but its formal patent filing demonstrates the company’s intentions to invest in Web3 products, blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens.

Sony spoke out about this situation and said that they have researched the behavior of fans looking to own physical and/or digital items, and know that people find owning collectibles a significant action.

For example, they have made an example of this situation with baseball, an elite sport especially in the United States, and have said that fans are looking to buy and have in their possession autographed balls, hit by famous players, trading cards, among much more. Consequently, this is what Sony wants to embody in its players and games that include digital assets in NFT format with blockchain technology.

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Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.