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Game with blockchain coming on Playstation 4
Plague Hunters, an upcoming PS4 game, has passed Sony's review process and will become the first blockchain-based PlayStation game.
The game represents an important milestone in the blockchain game. Plague Hunters, although not a big budget project, are positioned to become the first blockchain game to be released on any gaming console.
How will it work?
Arcade Distillery, the company behind Plague Hunters, will use Ethereum's blockchain and will issue a non-fungible token crypt token. The token will be used to exchange game items, such as weapons or units, on a market. Thanks to the blockchain, the market will be transparent, all transactions can be verified and peer-to-peer (P2P), which means that the economy of the game will belong to its participants and not to the Arcade Distillery.
Plague Hunters is a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) that focuses on single-player experience but has some PvP elements online. A spiritual successor to Plague Road, Plague Hunters will be free-to-play and is scheduled for release in Q1 2019. Arcade Distillery will release Plague Hunters on PC and Nintendo Switch and is thinking about creating Xbox One and mobile versions.
It seems that the gaming industry is returning to the benefits of integrating blockchain technology into video games in general. On Sunday, the game studio Mythical Games announced that it had received $ 16 million in funding to create a block-based EOS game.