Sony Hints at NFT, Blockchain Experimentation with Patent Filing
Sony Interactive Entertainment has applied for patents hinting at NFT and blockchain experimentation, according to a filing published this week.
Titled "Tracking Unique In-Game Digital Assets Using Tokens on a Distributed Ledger", the patent abstract describes a system used for tracking in-game items, characters, and digital media assets representing moments of gameplay of a video game. The brief also refers to a distributed ledger and 'blocks', though not referencing blockchain or NFTs directly.
The Japanese conglomerate, a leader in the gaming space with its Playstation ecosystem, has previously faced backlash regarding implementing NFTs. The company launched 'Playstation Stars' in September, a loyalty program that allows users to earn rewards in the form of both digital collectibles and points, which can be redeemed for 'digital collectibles, games or digital wallet funds'.