Blockchain - The Future of Multiplayer Gaming
The tech behind the gaming industry is in a state of continual evolution. From its front end tech of graphics to the back-end of engine programming, the games are always pushing forward in terms of what is possible. Presently, a huge new type of technology is entering the fray of gaming and it holds the incredible promise. This tech is called blockchain and it represents the ability to use and hold decentralized, peer-to-peer databases employing nothing more but the users' devices like computers or smartphones. Today, blockchain has already revolutionized the world of finance with networks like Bitcoin, which is the world’s first but not only cryptocurrency. Yet, the use of blockchain is also amazing for many different types of games and here are the key reasons why.
Games Based on Blockchain
While blockchain cannot be used as a primary game engine so far, it is able to offer a range of other benefits. Mainly, it can be used to track users and what they do in a game with utmost precision without the costs of operating a big centralized database. This allows for the creation of true interconnected systems for almost any interaction the players can have with each other or the game itself. The value of the same principle cannot be overstated and it will surely provide revolutionary games in the near future.
Using Bitcoin as a Reward System
Imagine this scenario - players get to enjoy a game they like, for free, but at the same time, they get paid in Bitcoin to play it. This is becoming a reality thanks to blockchain tech. With it, game development companies can reward their players directly, even if using only fractions of a single USD cent per payment. While regular currencies cannot be divided below some point, which is usually a hundred part of the smallest bill, cryptocurrencies can go much further than that. This makes them, especially Bitcoin, presently one of the most effective ways of promoting a game.
Multiplayer Support on a new Level
Aside from the ability to pay players, game developers will be able to use blockchain to provide support for multiplayer on a whole new level. This means that distributed databases will experience no lag and no clog points, being that they will be spread out across the globe. Having that as an asset in a game is a huge advantage and it is by far not the only one offered by blockchain integration.
With all of this going for the blockchain tech in the gaming industry, there is no doubt that this tech is showing only glimpses of its true and staggering potential.