Blockchain Democratizing the Gaming Industry
The fast-paced growth of the gaming industry reached a new high with the onset of games that could be played by multiple players. While market demands necessitate the development of games involving more than one player, building multiplayer games is significantly complex from a developer’s perspective, which eventually impacts the development costs. The high costs associated with traditional models of game development have been the reason for the monopoly of a few companies in the gaming industry. However, all this is set to change, thanks to the emergence of blockchain technology.
Platforms developed using blockchain such as Network Units and Gaming Protocol, promise to usher in new and exciting possibilities for game developers working with gaming engines such as Unreal and Unity. The decentralized functioning of blockchain-powered platforms eliminates the reliance on environments like Amazon or Google to host multiplayer functionality, thereby democratizing the gaming industry by providing a level playing field to the smaller players. The blockchain environment reduces the hardware infrastructure costs for developing multiplayer functionality. Network Units allows the unused CPU resources and bandwidth to be channelized for supporting the gaming functions, thereby eliminating the reliance on high power servers.
Blockchain-powered platforms have produced optimum performance with regard to the quality and experience by keeping the latency low and ensuring a fair amount of challenge and fairness during the course of the game; cheating mechanisms that demotivate the players are almost fully eliminated. Network Units offers rewards to users and developers, along with the hosts that allow gamers to use their networks. Bad hosts (that offer low quality connections) can be reported by developers for appropriate action to be taken. Ultimately, blockchain has numerous benefits to offer the gaming the industry; developers can either leverage it or be left in the past.