What are play-to-earn games?
In the past, the perception about games was that they were just a way of having fun. That perception is changing now as a new class of games are emerging. These games are not only fun, but they are also attractive investment opportunities.
Speaking of investments, in recent times, the industry has seen big venture capital firms invest a lot of money into it. As much as $9.6 billion was invested in the global gaming industry in the 18 months leading up to 2019, and 24 blockchain-based gaming companies have seen $476 million in investments in the first half of 2021 alone.
Take the traditional game The Sims for example, where a player can buy in-game assets with the in-game currency — but the currency and assets have no real-world value. This is because there was no infrastructure for liquidity in the game.
Another traditional game, World of Warcraft, does have a marketplace where players can buy in-game assets and exchange characters, but it is very unorganised. Blockchain technology in combination with the play-to-earn model has solved all these issues.