Gaming Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux’s New Project Is a Blockchain Business Sim With NFTs – Gadgets 360

Peter Molyneux, the creator of the critically acclaimed Fable game franchise, has a new project in mind, one that is set in a world where non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and gaming work together and are critical elements of it. Announced this past weekend, Molyneux’s next game is Legacy, a blockchain game that will let players earn real money by playing and a game that he reckons will “push the boundaries of blockchain gaming”. While that’s a lofty expectation from the get-go, the actual gameplay sounds like Sim City, but with the ability to buy and trade items by way of NFTs.

According to a blog post by Gala Games that specifically makes games built around NFTs, the company and Molyneux’s studio 22cans are working together on Legacy, which is described as the first-ever blockchain business sim and scheduled for a 2022 release.

Players build and design factories, its products, a town, and so on with LegacyCoin, earned through various competitive events. You can also use it to trade with others and buy in-game NFTs. But Molyneux’s vision doesn’t stop at letting players earn virtual currency. Instead, using the blockchain, players will be able to purchase “land NFTs”, which lets them start an “in-game blockchain business association”.

Being a member of this club will give users access to a special group of items as well called Legacy Keys. These can be lent to other players who also want to start their own business in the game’s virtual world, making them the lender’s “business partner”. However, the relationship is more like employer-employee, because any “business partners” will have to share a portion of their profits with the lender.

Naturally, though, Legacy doesn’t dole profits out to its players in any normal legal tender. Instead, the game has its own cryptocurrency called Legacycoin, which can be earned by competing in the game’s competitive events. It’s not clear what the exchange rate between Legacycoin and US dollars is yet.

While Legacy is still in development, players can already go on the game’s website and begin purchasing land NFTs. Along with Molyneux, Ubisoft is also merging the worlds of gaming and NFTs with a service dedicated to crypto tokens called Ubisoft Quartz. That said, the reaction to that particular announcement from Ubisoft was so overwhelmingly negative that the popular gaming publisher hid the announcement video from public view. You would think other developers and publishers would take note and start having second thoughts about embracing NFTs, but apparently not.

Molyneux, meanwhile, is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable names in the industry, having been responsible for creating beloved god games Populous, the PC version of Dungeon Keeper, and Black & White, as well as Microsoft’s Fable franchise. He most recently worked on Godus Wars in 2016, which included controversial microtransactions. Fans have been eagerly anticipating his next project, which seems set to be even more controversial.

Interested in cryptocurrency? We discuss all things crypto with WazirX CEO Nischal Shetty and WeekendInvesting founder Alok Jain on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your …….


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



N.F.L. Christmas Schedule: What to Watch For in Today’s Games – The New York Times

It’s not a misprint.

If you’re scrolling through your television listings on Christmas Day, you’ll see two N.F.L. games on the schedule, which could be a bit of a reprieve from the holiday meal and festivities (or from the slate of N.B.A. games).

One of the matchups, on paper, should be better than the other, but both games will feature high-profile stars, including Aaron Rodgers, the league’s reigning most valuable player, as well as Davante Adams, Kyler Murray, Myles Garrett and Jonathan Taylor.

Below is everything you need to know about the N.F.L.’…….


Warhammer 40,000 Finds New Fans During Pandemic Gaming Boom – The New York Times

Looks like it’s time to break out the games again. Though, if you’re one of thousands of people around the world who play Warhammer, you probably never put it away in the first place.

Warhammer 40,000, a tabletop game set in a dystopian fictional universe, is not new. But a pandemic-fueled frenzy for science fiction and fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons has introduced it to a whole new group of players.

Often referred to as Warhammer 40k, the game is played on tabletop terrains with models that players assemble, modify and paint. The game itself requires a lot of arithmetic, as well…….