Sony recently filed a patent indicating that it is considering using NFTs and blockchain technology in its games. The patent was filed last year and published on Thursday, according to Video Game Chronicle.
The system covered by the patent allows for the tracking of gameplay that is based on assets as well as the creation, use, modification, and transfer of digital assets within gameplay.
The systems and technologies could be used to validate the authenticity of NFTs generated by players. Assets created by gamers and content creators can be bought, sold, or rented by players.
“The techniques and technologies described herein expand the capabilities of digital assets associated with video games, as well as systems that create and manage such digital assets, by converting fungible digital assets associated with video games to non-fungible,” according to the patent.
By tracking the history of the digital assets, 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. Tracking the history of the digital assets may involve, among other things, keeping track of when, how, and by whom the asset was created, used, modified, sold to, purchased by, licenced to, licenced by, exchanged to, exchanged by, and/or taken in other ways.”
Even though it’s unclear whether Sony will use the patent, the filing shows that the company has thought about the idea in the past.