Molyneux, who famously persuaded a crowd to tap a cube for pleasure, stated Tuesday at Gala Games’ Galaverse in Las Vegas that his company’s latest video game, Legacy, is a “blockchain business sim.” Raise your hand if you were aware that a Galaverse was taking place in Las Vegas.
According to Molyneux, he and his firm, 22 Cans, were working on Legacy when he was approached by Gala Games about perhaps creating something powered by blockchain. Legacy turned out to be a fantastic fit for “crypto gaming.” “Every mechanic in Legacy was tailor-made for the blockchain ecosystem,” says Molyneux.
Gala Games and Molyneux defined the concept of Legacy in a blog post. Or, at the very least, attempted to explain it.
In Legacy, players will construct digital products and structures out of thousands of available elements. These plans are then produced by an “army of workers,” and players are then free to trade “anything and everything” with other players all over the world in order to “dominate” the open market.
Legacy and another recently announced FPS, Last Expedition, are billed as “play-to-earn” by the designers and Gala Games, with the idea being that players can create digital content and items and then trade or sell them via the blockchain to gain money. This is an intriguing concept that has existed in numerous games such as CSGO, Roblox, and others for years without the blockchain.
Combining blockchain technology and video games has fast become a new hot notion among publishers and developers eager for quick cash while also wanting to innovate and revolutionise how players engage with games. Ubisoft recently joined the NFT bandwagon, which elicited a mix of surprise and disgust from most people.
Many people have criticised NFTs, blockchains, and cryptocurrency in recent years for a variety of reasons, including the horrendous amount of e-waste generated by digital mining facilities, the continued strain miners have put on the chip shortage, and, of course, the fact that all the energy blockchains consume is potentially accelerating global warming and is extremely wasteful.