Peter Molyneux announces his next game: a play-to-earn blockchain-based sim

A scorching potato: Peter Molyneux, the sport designer behind Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, Fable, Theme Park, and extra, has introduced his subsequent recreation: Legacy, a play-to-earn blockchain-powered enterprise sim that features NFTs. Hmmm…

Molyneux’s 22cans studio is growing Legacy, which it describes as “a artistic entrepreneur’s dream come true, a possibility for gamers to construct their very personal enterprise, designing their very personal merchandise from an enormous array of prospects as they create a enterprise empire the likes of which the world has by no means seen.”

Gamers should initially purchase “Land NFT,” which is able to enable them to begin their very own “blockchain enterprise affiliation” within the recreation. Enterprise homeowners may have entry to Legacy Keys, which might be lent to different individuals who need to begin an in-game enterprise, apparently making them their companions. The debtors will then share a portion of the LegacyCoin—a brand new crypto constructed on the Ethereum blockchain—they earn with the lender.

The precise gameplay seems like Sim Metropolis as gamers construct and design factories, the merchandise they create, a city, and so forth, with LegacyCoin earned via varied aggressive occasions. You can too use it to commerce with others and purchase in-game NFTs.

“Construct a profitable enterprise to broaden your empire, invent higher merchandise and produce them quicker, carving your small city right into a colossal and thriving industrial metropolis, within the pursuit of successful competitions and incomes actual cash out of your gameplay… all whereas having fun with Legacy,” the web page states.

The final main challenge from Molyneux, who has lengthy been accused of over-promising on his video games, was Godus in 2013. It was mired in controversy as a result of microtransactions and an obvious concentrate on cellular—the PC model stays in Steam early entry, the place it hasn’t been up to date in seven years. He was additionally behind Curiosity: What’s Contained in the Dice? A cellular app that noticed tens of millions of individuals tapping at a dice within the hope of getting the final faucet and successful a “life-changing” prize. That individual remains to be ready for his life to vary.

Plainly the Godus expertise hasn’t put Molyneux off embracing an space as controversial as play-to-earn/NFT video games. Ubisoft is attempting one thing comparable, regardless of its announcement video being hit with a slew of dislikes.

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