The gaming industry is slowly starting to appreciate the value Bitcoin can bring to the table. No Man’s Sky, an exploration game many people are excited about, can be pre-ordered with Bitcoin. Quite an interesting concept for a game that will be coming to both PS4 and PC in a few weeks from now.
No Man’s Sky Bitcoin Pre-order
There are many opportunities to buy video games with Bitcoin these days. The Steam platform recently integrated a Bitcoin option into their offering. Companies such as Kinguin and G2A have also started to accept Bitcoin payments a few months ago. All in all, there is a good relationship between gaming and Bitcoin so far.
The No Man’s Sky team decided to take things one step further and accept Bitcoin payments directly. Albeit this is only possible for the PC version right now – it will be a Steam game, after all – it is quite interesting to see the developers openly advertise the Bitcoin option. When looking at the payment page, hit the “More’ button next to the payment options, and Bitcoin will appear.
This whole ordeal looks and feels very similar to how Humble Bundle purchases are made, though. The offered payment options are the same, and users can even gift the game if they want to do so. In fact, the website mentions how users can purchase it through the Humble website, which accepts Bitcoin payments.
While this may seem like a non-direct commitment from the No Man’s Sky developers, they still advertise Bitcoin as a payment method. For gamers who want to obtain the PS4 edition of this game, it does not look like there will be a direct purchase option right now. Using a Bitcoin debit card to purchase PSN credit will let users get the digital pre-order from the PSN store, though.
It will take some time until game developers see the value of Bitcoin and start selling their games directly. That process is a lot easier for PC games compared to console versions, though. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have locked down those marketplaces when it comes to pre-ordering games unless one fancies obtaining a physical copy. Even then, using Bitcoin will not be straightforward for the time being.
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