Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has been exploring the usage of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain in its gaming products at least since 2021.
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According to a patent filed last year, but revealed this month, Sony might be working on a new system, which tracks in-game assets (e.g., items or characters) linking them to tokens, which are based on a distributed ledger.
The patent's abstract also says that a unique token for the digital asset "can include a unique identifier and metadata identifying properties of the digital asset." However, Sony made no official statement regarding the possibility of bringing together blockchain and video games in its future products.
This isn't Sony's first blockchain-related patent as in 2018 the Japanese giant announced the development of a digital rights management (DRM) platform based on blockchain. In that same year, Sony's science lab also developed a contactless cryptocurrency hardware wallet.
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