Sony caught some flak a couple of weeks in the past when it introduced PlayStation Stars, a digital collectible program that sounded suspiciously like NFTs. Nonetheless, the firm confirmed that it wouldn’t be utilizing any blockchain tech with Stars and that they wouldn’t be tradable. Nonetheless, a survey query at EVO 2022 makes it seem to be Sony (or another person) has NFT ambitions elsewhere.
Is Sony making PlayStation NFTs?
Sony has explicitly acknowledged that PS Stars received’t use NFTs or blockchain and that the digital collectibles received’t be tradable or sellable. Nonetheless, regardless of the NFT market imploding over the previous few months, they’re too profitable an idea for firms to disregard.
PS Stars is likely to be protected. Nonetheless, a survey at EVO 2022 given as a part of a “quest” to win a free shirt could imply the corporate is wanting elsewhere to implement NFTs. It reads:
What Do You Acquire Most:
Which of the next NFT/Digital Collectibles would you most be eager about buying?
Favourite music artists
Favourite Esports gamers/groups
Favourite Sport Characters
Notably, there’s no potential to say no to reply right here. To proceed additional, you could select one of many 5 doable solutions. (You’ll be able to see the hunt for your self right here.)
The survey was posted on Twitter by @snorlaxownz and picked up by a number of distinguished gaming trade insiders. Sadly, nevertheless, none of them knew what was occurring and threw some random guesses within the air, which confused issues additional.
What we all know proper now could be:
- PS Stars doesn’t use NFTs.
- Both Sony or EVO (which is collectively owned by Endeavor) is conducting advertising and marketing analysis for purchasable NFTs/digital collectibles.
We will’t draw any conclusions from this info. Sony and/or Endeavor may very well be planning a large line of NFTs. Alternatively, it might simply be a random advertising and marketing query, and the outcomes may very well be filed away and by no means checked out once more.
NFTs are completely anathema amongst recreation lovers, however they’re additionally probably enormous revenue drivers. We’ll probably see firms taking a brand new method to promoting them within the close to future, so it’s good to stay vigilant.
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