Sony has filed a patent ostensibly related to the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Patentscope describes the patent as an NFT framework for transferring and using digital assets between gaming platforms.
According to the patent’s description, it appears to revolve around allowing players to earn NFTs by achieving goals in games, and then allowing players to use the NFTs across different games and even systems. The patent also allows for the ability to transfer ownership of the NFTs.
While it is currently unknown which Sony-published or developed game will contain NFTs, it is worth noting that companies often file a lot of patents without actually using them.
It is also worth noting that other game companies are slowly moving out of the NFT space, with Ubisoft facing quite a bit of opposition when it wanted to introduce NFTs as a concept in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
More recently, it was announced that Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, a proponent of the use of NFTs in games, is stepping down in June. In the meantime, Square Enix is working on the release of an NFT project called Symbiogenesis.