Baldur’s Gate III, the latest addition to the iconic Baldur’s Gate series, has made headlines for its gameplay and immersive storyline. But it’s not just gamers who are excited about the game’s potential impact.
Recently, Charles Hoskinson, founder of the Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency platform, made an ironic comment on the game, saying he thinks it could be responsible for a significant drop in global productivity, but in a positive way.
Charles Hoskinson applauds Baldur’s Gate III
Hoskinson’s comment speaks to the depth of the game and the level of engagement it offers players.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Baldur’s Gate III is a role-playing video game developed by Larian Studios, based on the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing system. The game offers players an immersive experience in a fantasy world filled with dangers, adventures and complex scenarios.
The game has only been out for 24 hours, but it has already had a major impact on the gaming community. According data from Steam, the game currently has nearly half a million concurrent players and continues to grow.
But what does Hoskinson mean when he suggests that gambling could lead to reduced productivity?
At first glance, this may seem like a negative comment, but in fact, Hoskinson is referring to the game’s ability to captivate players and keep them engaged for long periods of time. With its intricate character development, challenging gameplay, and detailed world building, Baldur’s Gate III is the kind of game that can easily consume hours of a player’s time.
Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether or not Baldur’s Gate III will lead to a significant decline in global productivity. However, one thing is clear: this game has captured the hearts and minds of gamers around the world and will likely continue to do so for years to come.
Cardano Founder Passion for Gaming
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson is known for his passion for the gaming industry, among others. In early 2020, Hoskinson shared a video on YouTube, revealing that it had acquired Legends of Valour, a classic 1990s fantasy role-playing game.
Hoskinson stressed that the acquisition was his project, bought with his own money, and not affiliated with Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), a research company founded by Hoskinson, known for its work on the Blockchain Cardano.
However, what Hoskinson plans to do with the game will be closely tied to Cardano. Hoskinson said the first thing his team would do was finish the game’s unfinished ending.
He said that a team has already been created, which will be responsible for disassembling the game’s compiled code and looking into the source code. Once the team figures out what the unfinished ending was supposed to be, they will create an enhanced edition of the game.
Throughout the process, the game will be modernized to a point where it will be playable on a modern PC, and it could also be released in 4K.
The Enhanced Edition will most likely be released as open-source code, allowing anyone to play the game for free. After the Enhanced Edition is released to the public, Hoskinson plans to rewrite and remaster the entire game.
In his video, Hoskinson said he believes remastering and improving classic games like Legends of Valor is an essential part of preserving gaming history. He also pointed out that the project is not just about to make a profit, but to create an experience that players will love and cherish for years to come.
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