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Blockchain technology has become known primarily due to the cryptocurrency because of its reliability and high degree of security. However, the blockchain can be used not only for cryptocurrency transactions. It has been repeatedly stated that it can be used in a variety of areas, including cybersecurity and Bank transfers. And very soon the blockchain can become useful in the gaming industry, because next year the first video game for the PlayStation 4 console based on this technology is released.
The new game was called Plague Hunters, and responsible for the development Studio Arcade Distillery. Plague Hunters is a single-player turn-based RPG with PvP elements (player vs player). It is a continuation of the Plague Road, which was released in 2017. The game will be distributed on the free-to-play model and it is here that the blockchain will be useful.
The in-game item market and characters will be tied to the Ethereum network to exchange and purchase weapons, equipment, and other in-game items. At the same time, the developers assure that players do not need to be aware of the crypto-currency market and the price of Ethereum. It is used to ensure security and transparency of transactions.
This is a really important step, because attempts to develop a console game using blockchain have been made before, but Plague Hunters is the first time that the project has passed all the necessary stages of quality control for a large platform holder. This means that in the future there may be “big” games using advanced technology.
At the moment, the release of the game is scheduled for the 1st quarter of next 2019, and among the main platforms announced as the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, on which the game will be released later. Teaser for the upcoming project you can see in the video below.
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