- A newly revealed patent by Sony Interactive Entertainment suggested that Sony NFT and blockchain implementation could be a possibility.
- The patent is meant to be a system and method for tracking digital assets that have some link with video games.
- Sony had to explain that the PlayStation Stars digital collectibles are certainly not NFTs in July this year.
In a recently revealed piece of news, it has been revealed that the patent released by Sony Interactive Entertainment on May 7, 2021, suggests that Sony NFT and blockchain implementation could be a possibility. The patent is titled “Tracking Unique In-Game Digital Assets Using Tokens on a Distributed Ledger,” and was submitted on May 7, 2021.
Even though the submission of the patent dates back to May 7, the publish date was November 10, 2022. Giving preference to the abstract of the patent, it is made clear that the patent is meant to be a system and a method for facilitating the tracking of digital assets linked with video games.
In addition to this, the abstract of the patent addresses that the digital assets might be in-game digital assets, such as characters or items in the game. It can be a video game digital media assets that represents the moments of gameplay of a particular video game, such as images or clips.
The digital asset is created, and following that, a distributed ledger tracking the digital asset history is created and stored across devices.
The abstract takes us further to explain how the generation of new blocks can be facilitated or appended to a distributed ledger. It should be laid emphasis on the fact that the May 2021 submission date for this patent was during the peak of the NFT craze. However, we are familiar with the fact that the response of the audience has shifted quite a lot since then.
Sony released an explanation regarding the same that said that the PlayStation Stars digital collectibles are definitely not NFTs. It can only be hoped that the firm manages to navigate this with utmost care if the Sony NFTs are indeed in the stages of development.