Have you been wondering what ol’ Peter Molyneux has been as much as these days? Effectively, in a transfer that only a few will discover shocking, the notorious designer is leaping into the world of blockchain gaming and NFT bullshit. His subsequent sport, Legacy, is constructed fully across the know-how and “crypto gaming.”
Molyneux, who once got a bunch of people to tap a cube for fun, introduced yesterday on the weekend-long Gala Games’ Galaverse in Las Vegas that his firm’s subsequent online game is Legacy, which is described as a “blockchain enterprise sim.” Increase your hand in case you knew there was a Galaverse taking place in Las Vegas.
Based on Molyneux, he and his firm—22 Cans—had been engaged on Legacy when he was contacted by the parents over at Gala Games about presumably making one thing powered by the blockchain. It seems Legacy was an ideal match for “crypto gaming.” As Molyneux explains it, “each mechanic in Legacy was tailored for the blockchain setting.” How thrilling..?
In a blog post from Gala Games and Molyneux, they defined what Legacy really is. Or at the very least tried to clarify it…
In Legacy, gamers will create digital merchandise and buildings from 1000’s of obtainable elements. These plans are then manufactured by an “military of employees” and after that gamers are free to commerce “something and the whole lot” with different gamers around the globe to “dominate” the open market.
Apparently, there can be in-game occasions and competitions that can (perhaps in the future…) reward gamers with cash and different prizes. However earlier than you start “taking part in” this “sport,” you’ll want to purchase a Land NFT earlier than you can begin your individual in-game blockchain enterprise. And all of this can be powered by a brand new cryptocurrency, LegacyCoin, which exists on the Ethereum blockchain.
Legacy and one other lately introduced FPS, Last Expedition, are described by the creators and Gala Video games as “play-to-earn” with the concept being that gamers can create digital content material and items after which commerce or promote that stuff by way of the blockchain to earn a living. Which is an attention-grabbing concept that has existed with out the blockchain for years in varied video games like CSGO, Roblox, and extra.
Mixing blockchain technology and video games has quickly become a new hot idea among publishers and devs
seeking to make a fast buck desirous to innovate and alter how gamers work together with video games. We recently saw Ubisoft joining the NFT bandwagon, although as common, the response from most folks was a mix of confusion or disgust.
NFTs, blockchains, and cryptocurrency have been closely criticized by many over the previous couple of years for a bunch of causes, including the horrible amount of e-waste created by digital mining facilities, the continued strain miners have put on the chip shortage and naturally, the fact that all the energy blockchains eat up is potentially accelerating global warming and is extraordinarily wasteful.
However ignoring all that, a lot of what NFTs and blockchains promise, the power to create and promote digital items in video games or digital worlds, already exists and has for years with out the world-burning know-how. However so long as there are some of us on the market keen to purchase into all this, there can be of us like Molyneux keen to spend money on it.