We are currently living in the age of entertainment, with more people playing video games than ever before due to ease of access. More than 51% of smartphone owners use their devices for gaming, and games console sales continue to rise. The question on many people’s lips is how this frenzy for gaming can be monetised in a way that is accessible to everyone. Could small payments be the future of gaming?
Gamecredits certainly seem to think so. As the first open source gaming currency made by and for gamers, Gamecredits is set to integrate cryptocurrency into three of its brand new games.
The first of the small payment-funded game trinity of games launched this week. Named Turbocharged, the game features online racing with players making small bets on race outcomes and missions. The addition of micropayments adds another level of pressure to the frantic no-holds-barred style of play. Gamecredits currently has two other game titles on the horizon, an online fighting game and a four player co-op shooter set in space.
This bold move by the Gamecredits team should hopefully increase cryptocurrency adoption, eventually leading to a more widespread adoption of the payment alternative across the gaming industry. That being said, Gamecredits are not the first company to attempt this; Metal Gear Solid 5, arguably one of the biggest games to drop this year, surprised fans by incorporating its own micropayments system.
By allowing the player to purchase in-game coins to spend on their military base, Metal Gear Solid 5 has provided an optional micropayments system giving the game another level of depth. The popularity of the game and the warm reception of the micropayments feature gives the team here at tibdit further confidence that tibbing will take off in the future.
With our platform at tibdit being versatile enough to be applied to a variety of gaming options, we don’t think it will be long before tibs are seen across console and tablet-based games. In-game purchases are slowly becoming the norm, and the tib button could soon be coming to a console near you - just watch this space!