PlayStation NFT World New Patent

PlayStation NFT World New Patent

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Mike
Mike

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17 Nov 2022 | 2 min read
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new patent published by Sony suggests that the gaming giant PlayStation may use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as in-game assets, which has reignited interest in this nascent technology. 

Sony's new patent, "US20220358450 - Tracking Unique In-Game Digital Assets Using Tokens On a Distributed Ledger", was originally applied for on May 7, 2021 but wasn't published until November 10 of this year.

The abstract defines “a system and method for tracking digital assets associated with video games,” saying:

The term "digital assets" may refer to in-game items, such as characters or objects, and/or video game media assets that represent recorded gameplay footage, like video clips or images.

NFTs can be used to create in-game assets and make changes to them, such as their appearance or ownership.

This isn't Sony's initial foray into the NFT market, however. For instance, in May of this year, Theta Labs showed that their new 3D NFTs had been designed to be compatible with Sony's Spatial Reality Display. This display unit features a high-speed vision sensor which creates 3Ds based on eye positions by tracking users' eye movements.


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Mike is a Coincrop staff writer based in the UK, covering the best rates for cryptocurrency earning and borrowing products. When not at work, he's likely putting his latest car project back together.


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