Ubisoft quietly unveils HashCraft, a new blockchain game
Ubisoft showed off a prototype for a blockchain game called HashCraft at Blockchain Gamer Connects San Francisco, according to a write-up on the in-development project from the Australian website Finder.
Ubisoft is far from the first game developer to explore using emerging blockchain technology for video games, other companies have looked to the tech for digital publishing or social VR spaces, however, Ubisoft’s application shows off one of the ways in-game content can be stored and shared using the blockchain.
In its current state, Ubisoft’s blockchain project is a sandbox creation game, similar to Minecraft, that uses blockchain technology to store the uniquely generated and customizable islands on which the game takes place. While any changes made in-game are stored on the blockchain, players have the option to upload their island hubs and share those creations with other players, something Ubisoft says would be rewarded (and incentivized to upload) with an in-game currency that can be exchanged outside the game for bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
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