Will major video game companies ever make the switch to blockchain technology?

We recently collaborated with Joshua Henslee and Jon Jordan to get their thoughts on the near future of blockchain gaming.

Jon Jordan has more than 20 years in the gaming industry and runs a YouTube channel and podcast as Blockchain Gaming World.

Joshua Henslee is a writer for coingeek.com and a content contributor at the Bitcoin Association.

One of the questions we asked them was, “Do you see major video game companies switching to blockchain technology?”. Here are their answers:

Joshua: Yes. For example, a single ledger would be a solution to something like Pokemon and Nintendo have strived to achieve for years. They have Pokemon Bank which allows you to import Pokemon from the Red/Blue/Yellow Versions back in the 90s, as well as the most recent games. I am sure this was an integration nightmare. Using the blockchain would simplify that integration to be one-way out from the old versions and then be referenceable from there.

Jon: We’re already seeing some companies - notably Ubisoft - dipping their toes in the water, but the honest truth is successful games companies aren’t interested in blockchain because it disrupts their existing business.

The first wave of success will come from startups, who then will be acquired by the larger companies, just as happened with social games in the late 2000s and mobile games in the early 2010s.

What are your thoughts on the future of blockchain gaming? Do you agree or disagree with Josh and Jon? Let us know by replying!