Interested in PlayStation NFTs? Sony has filed a patent for a framework for cross-platform NFT trading, buying and more.
*shivers* Don't you dare Sony...
It will be a success. Sony gamers will puchase anything with the name Sony, even NFT's.
Not me. I refuse to support NFT.
Only Xbox gamers blindly support a platform with empty promises for a decade, not PS gamers. We stay on our platform because it actually have good games.
Sony isn’t Nintendo, friendo
Sony is about to cut off its own legs.
Nice try lelo buddy mommy Microsoft is calling you back under the bridge hurry up. Personally all I can say is I’m not going to support this and I’m disappointed that Sony is jumping in with this scam 😩
Lelo2play Well your full of shit. On that note though atleast we purchase. Am I right 😘
since you started the argument.. no, u confuse us with xbox players.
They absolutely will. I remember when they swore up and down they wouldn't pay for psn...
no the blind support is Xbox's domain. I'd give the middle finger to Sony if they even tried to implement this shit.
This is nonsense. You can't simply transfer an item from one game to another, just because a patent says you can. NFTs aren't magic. Having a skin or item present in two different games´requires devs to manually implement that item and link it to the NFT. Obviously some "collaboration" in that sense is possible, but it's hard to imagine this catching on beyond the odd gimmick, because it would require a significant amount of time to implement what essentially is ingame merchandising. I'm sure the idea is to use it for ads mainly, but I doubt many developers will be happy if the publisher expects them to work on that sort of stuff instead of making the game better. If this is what big publishers want I expect a big wave of brain drain out of the AAA industry to be honest.
Isn't Steam trading/market basically NFT? While I don't support NFT's and will not buy any, would be interesting if it's implemented the same way.
Oof don't you dare Sony no no bad bad
So buying Square are we....
Terrible move. Casual reminder that none of these companies give a shit about the consumer - whatever it takes to make more money. Man I hope NFTs don’t come into gaming in my lifetime
Square is already pushing them but I am not actually sure I would call what they are offering as a game as we would know it. In fact, I would appreciate it if they came up with a new term for it altogether to make it clear this isn't gaming. How do you even review something like what Symbiogenesis is going to be?
I hope NFTs don't come into gaming in ANYBODY's lifetime.
Why? How much do you know about NFT's? I mean have you investigated them or just heard bad things? I'm truly interested in why all the bad feelings around NFT's.
@realplu - Its just another means to monetize in game assets. Imagine attaching a real world price tag to every piece of armor you find in a videogame? Will it get that bad from the get go? No - but the idea to develop in game assets with the sole purpose of them having a tangible monetary value beyond simply what the end user paid to play the game itself, has almost 0 benefit to consumers. Its purely to maximize profit, like loot boxes or any other now sadly "standard" cash grab.
@Duke19 Thanks for the reply. That was helpful and I get it. We know that the cost to produce games will continue to rise. We know that companies will continue to look for ways to recoup and profit from their labor. But NFT'S could be a way for the player to benefit from their labor in acquiring some valuable gear. They can trade it or sell it to someone that is willing to pay for it. Or they could build a large collection and save it like art. I don't see why adding this as a option is such a non starter for so many. I don't buy loot boxes. I usually don't buy or care for skins in games but the option is there.
But acquisitions are wrong.
Yes they are. This is just a patent . MS also has a bunch of patents for blockchain crap too. Hopefully neither of them implement them very far.
Jznrpg Don't forget the patent about that sounded like ads in during gaming
This has nothing to do with acquisitions.
Here it is But you know it is all for the gamers.... LOL
NFTs, the turd that just won't flush. I thought that bubble burst over a year ago.
Maybe if they just try it out quick and see that it instantly crashes and burns, they can drop it just as quick and move on. Get it out of their system.
Technically there is nothing intrinsically wrong with NFTs. Its just an encrypted chain of custody tool. What makes it wrong is that companies will use anything to make money regardless of whether what is being sold has any real value. Thats the issue. Don't get it twisted, it is clearly possible to use this tech to create something that isn't a pure cash grab. Whether that ever materializes has yet to be seen.
Actually, at this point no, it really isn't possible to make anything from NFTs that isn't universally hated. This stems from just having the name "NFT", before you even begin to describe what your new shiny non-trash NFT is, its too late if you even started to call it an NFT. The name alone, is pure poison. You'd need to rename is like EA tried to do with lootboxes where its "surprise mechanics" and even then, that failed horrifically because people still see through all the scumbaggery. This doesn't even only apply to NFTs either, be it mentioning the "blockchain" or the "metaverse" you're already done and people will stop listening.
Its basically what Valve do with their games, the items, weapons, skins etc people get a csgo and their games, where you have the options to sell them someone else or trade (just like it was their trade cards) they just have to look for a different name and a different marketing direction because anything called NFT spark hates on it, to some point understandable though since NFT are seen and are for the most part just a cash grab, a system like the valve one is where the industry might move on to for their microtransactions at some point, since all party involved win something.
Unfortunately, I think it's one of those things where it's likely to fail, but they see the potential in it, so they'll just approach it differently. It's kind of like making an FPS in a world where no one wants FPS games but they make a lot of money for some reason: you make one, it bombs, and you might think maybe no one wants them.... Or you're one of those stubborn people who says "there's a massive industry behind this kind of thing" and you try to find your way time and time again. Business as usual, I think: Sony will pitch a dumb idea, we'll slap it down, and they'll be better for it. I really enjoy the adversarial relationship Sony has with their fans. Thanks for all the grand memories and experiences, but we're bloody watching you at all times.
Companies file all kinds of patents it's very unlikely anything with this framework sees the light of day much less anything announced.
This isn't some random hypothetical way of changing the gaming landscape. This is a very specific idea based around a system that is hated by the community as a whole, but large companies are still dying on that hill, trying to make another quick buck.
f u sony
It's not like they're doing something with it, alot of companies file patents and don't end using them. They're just setting up a path for the possibility of this going somewhere.
Yeah but let's be real sony has been known to nickel and dime us gamers
Can’t wait to see how the fanboys defend this one..,
Can't wait to see what they are actually planning before I judge them. Don't worry if its crap like what Square has announced we will complain but I have been around long enough to know that overreacting with little to no information is for children and content creators.
Whoa whoa whoa so now NFTs could be a good thing? Fascinating!
If you can point me towards even one example where NFT wasn't also connected with a failed get rich quick scheme I'd like to see it.
@CrimsonWing69 It's not a good or bad thing. We have the mental capacity to know the difference. The malice comes from corporate greed. They are always gonna use whatever they can to enrich themselves. That's why we need to speak out. @MadLad I don't know of every way this tech has been implemented. But I definitely understand your doubt I
This is actually the correct thought. Wait and see. I'm not into NFTs but this patent could be the same as PlayStation Plus in that it could be something innovative. I don't pay for online as a single player gamer. But none of these individuals seem to complain when they're getting those monthly games for paying for online and discounts on purchases. It used to be that gamers got nothing for a decade when Xbox Live started on the OG Xbox. Sony changed that forever with Plus on PS4 by giving *free* games every month to play. Which pushed Microsoft to start giving gamers *free* games to play. Then Nintendo. Sony may have an idea that none of these gamers can see yet. Or, it could be a money grab. No way to tell but to wait.
You and me both
Threw up in my mouth
Great!!! Said no one ever.
No no no NO!
Web3 is going to break a lot of companies as they pursue features to develop that literally nobody wants. Your run of the mill money launderers aren't going to be wasting their time anymore with NFTs.
I dont like NFT's never will. I dont care for this shit, so i NEVER buy a game with NFT's in it. There are enough great games that dont have them so...i only only play them. By the way MS has also games with NFT's in it so dont ONLY blame Sony. People who buy NFT's in games are to blame, it gets a Company alot money, and Company's are not charity organisations. Speak with your wallet.
I don't think you understand what NFT'S are. You are looking at how they were used in the past but they can and will be used differently in the future. NFT's are simply a way to convey ownership in the digital world. You said companies make a lot from NFT's but the owner of the NFT can sell it for profit. If you grind a game an are Awarded an NFT you can turn around and sell it because you own it. NFT's are not inherently bad. They are used to convey ownership plain and simple.
No. Seriously no.
Is patent news allowed on N4G?
$ony showing their true colors lol
Every corporation's goal is to make as much money as possible
I don't understand all the hate around NFT's. You do realize that they are the future? NFT's are not just jpegs. They are the way that we will convey ownership of digital assets. Anything can be an NFT. It's just a technology to convey ownership. Why all the hate?
I would get new management if they didn't make the decision to positions themselves for the future. NFTs are rancid and so are MTs and sub services, but the public has shown that they will eat this stuff up eventually because most people are genuinely stupid. Any way, Sony NFTs will be more fun than MS NFTs...
I understand what you are saying but the reason people hate NFTs is because they have always been linked to quick cash scams. Perhaps if they put in some effort to use the tech in a way that doesn't turn people off...
damn! i wish its jasmy!
Sony you better fucking not...
Companies file patents all the time, doesn't necessarily mean said patent will lead to anything and is often just companies hedging bets in case something takes off. I would not be surprised if SE had a hand in influencing Sony as SE seem very invested in using web3.0 to milk as much money out of gamers as possible. If we do see NFTs in games it's pretty simple in that we just don't buy said NFTs and if the game is unplayable or crippled without buying NFTs just don't buy the game. If companies make no profits from NFTs they'll drop NFTs pretty quick.
Don't you dare Sony...
Oof don't you dare Sony no no bad bad
So buying Square are we....
Terrible move. Casual reminder that none of these companies give a shit about the consumer - whatever it takes to make more money.
Man I hope NFTs don’t come into gaming in my lifetime