BBC Studios officially entered the blockchain gaming space after collaborating with Reality Gaming Group to develop a digital trading game for popular television series Doctor Who. This is the first time the UK broadcasting chain has used blockchain technology to commercialize its intellectual property.
According to him displayBBC Studios granted Reality Gaming Group an exclusive global license that allowed them to jointly develop a game called “Doctor Who: Worlds Apart”. The product allows players to collect and trade digital versions of characters from the series. The game turns each trading card into a non-fungible token (NFT) that is secured in the blockchain.
The UK-based game maker stated as The blockchain-based game will be released for PC in 2021. The mobile version of the game does not yet have an exact release date.
BBC Studios joins the “Very popular blockchain trend in games, as they are now also used in the sports industry (in ticket sales), in financial services and for the sale and transfer of real estate”, according to Craig Russo of Polyient Games during an interview with Cointelegraph.
John Kavanagh, The BBC Studios license manager also praised what he thinks is important as an emerging technology trend:
“This is what BBC Studios is doing so well, researching new technology and bringing our best-known brand into an area of the video game industry that we are sure will attract and delight fans.”
Polyient Games Chief Innovation Officer believes one of the reasons gamers are interested in blockchain is because: Unlike traditional games, “the games developed on blockchain allow players to gain real ownership of their in-game objects.”
The game market was recently launched NBA Top Shop, developed by Dapper Labs, Beta users can trade their basketball collectibles with their peers.