January 29, 2022

The creator of Fable has already raised 40 million for his game of “business simulation by blockchain”

Peter Molyneux’s ambitious new game, which relies on blockchain, is already a success. He has raised over £ 40million in NFT.

Peter Molyneux is a video game creator to whom we owe cult games like Populous, Black and White or Fable. In a press release published on December 11, his studio called 22cans formalized his new ambitious project: Legacy, that is to say a “ blockchain business simulation “. And it is already a huge success: as reported by Rock Paper Shotgun in an article dated December 14, NFT sales already weigh more than 40 million pounds sterling (47 million euros).

This is a colossal sum for a video game that will not be available before 2022. Obviously, many people have been seduced by the new promise of Peter Molyneux, or think that it is a profitable investment in the long run. term. In this case: a virtual entrepreneurship experience that will allow creatives to earn money thanks to the blockchain. ” Build a successful business to expand your empire, invent better products and improve your productivity, transforming your small village into a colossal industrial city, with the aim of gaining competitiveness and raising money », We can read.

Legacy // Source : 22cans

Peter Molyneux’s NFTs seduce

What have players bought in Legacy ? ‘Lands’, that is, more specifically, land from which owners can build their business. The most expensive of them still cost the equivalent of 670,000 pounds sterling (790,000 euros, approximately). To make it profitable, its acquirer will have to be very, very creative in developing products that will attract other users. For the moment, therefore, it is only speculation.

To operate according to the principles of the blockchain, Legacy will rely on its own cryptocurrency: LegacyCoin, derived from Ethereum. “ This new cryptocurrency has many uses, from the acquisition of Legacy Keys for trade loans related to the gaming economy, through the acquisition of NFT, among other innovative uses that are not yet revealed. », Indicates the presentation page.

In an interview with The Verge, Peter Molyneux justified the integration of the blockchain: ” The first thing is – you have to earn the right – but you can make your own blockchain stuff from Legacy. Say you create a factory where your product is going to be manufactured, and that building can be as crazy as you want it to be. It all depends on the blocks you unlock. But the cool thing is that this building, these workers, this universe that you imagine get a unique experience depending on your progress in the game. So you can create this factory, you can use it for 100 hours, then you can put it on the blockchain itself. I mean, it’s pretty amazing. »

Note that Legacy could also have existed in a simple, more controlled database – but without the buzzwords of the moment. A bias already raised by the NFTs integrated by Ubisoft in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

The fact that some people believe in Legacy is all the more strange in that, in recent years, Peter Molyneux has promised a lot and delivered little. Example: partially funded on Kickstarter, its god-game god is still in early access since… 2013.