Nolan Bushnell is not just anyone. He is the inventor of the world-famous game Pong and founder of the American video game manufacturer Atari. He recently shared his excitement about the future of cryptocurrency.
Bushnell was a guest speaker at the Digital Entertainment Leadership Event on August 25 in Hong Kong. Nolan is currently the CFO of web3 gaming company Moxy.io. The company presents itself as a solution that bridges the gap between Web2 and Web3 without changing the core gameplay. By combining competition and rewards, Moxy aims to provide players with a richer esports experience.
Bushnell spoke about the future of gaming. Nolan sees unprecedented opportunity with Web3. Along with Blockchain Players can own parts of a virtual world. This can lead to real wins for players and create a new economy around virtual goods. Players can also have ownership rights to their virtual items, meaning they have full control over them. In addition, according to Nolan, blockchain offers the best opportunities to fight bots in online games due to its immutability.
Yat Siu was another speaker at the event. He is co-founder of Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based gaming software company focused on blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Siu noticed that games are increasingly focusing on the multiplayer aspect. In his opinion, there is a lot of potential for adding certain economic aspects to the gameplay.
Ubisoft relies on blockchain
The fact that blockchain is becoming increasingly popular among game studios is reflected in the steps major game studios are currently taking. Ubisoft, the renowned publisher of hits like Assassin’s Creed, announced Last month it announced that it will soon become blockchain-based role playing game (RPG) titled Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles. This game will be launched on the Oasys (OAS) blockchain and available for PC. While details like gameplay and screenshots are yet to be revealed, Ubisoft has released a teaser trailer.