According to a recent study, most game developers are now including blockchain elements in their games.
The study shows that game developers are moving from the traditional way and starting to get inclined to use blockchain, NFTs and play-to-earn models in their games to entice new players. The study was commissioned by Stratis, a blockchain platform.
In a research carried out by Opium, 58% of 197 surveyed developers are starting to include blockchain in their games and it looks like this trend is here to stay.
According to the same research, 48% of these developers are beginning to include NFTs in their software. EA, one of the biggest gaming companies, believes that these trends could be the future of the gaming industry as 70% of respondents expressed they would take a chance on the new technology in months to come.
The respondents noted that the two more popular use cases of the blockchain in the gaming industry were innovation and securing value for players in the game while the play-to-earn model followed as the third most popular case.
Weighing in on the development, Chris Tre, CEO Stratis, stated: “With renowned platforms like Epic welcoming and accepting blockchain-based games and NFTs, we expect AAA studios to release titles incorporating these technologies in the coming year, however many indie game developers will get there first”.
Big companies like Square Enix, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts have been quite hesitant with implementing these new trends in their games while independent companies like Sky Mavis have already embraced it as we see in their game, Axie Infinity. Axie Infinity played a huge role in making the use of NFTs and play-to-earn model popular.
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