No Man’s Sky – arguably 2016’s most anticipated game, or at least a contender for the distinction – is seeing its developers accept bitcoin as a payment method to purchase the game, due to launch in August.
Integrating bitcoin is a no brainer for digital distribution platforms which are waking up to the realization that anyone, anywhere in the world can buy games, music or movies with the cryptocurrency (Netflix is hinting at it too).
In the gaming industry, PC gaming platform Steam’s acceptance of bitcoin as a payment method for some 125 million active users, earlier this year, was the biggest validation yet that the cryptocurrency is benefiting both the buyer and the seller.
Developers are starting to take notice too. Notably, the indie team behind the highly anticipated and upcoming PC and PS4 title No Man’s Sky has enabled bitcoin as a payment option for users looking to pre-order the game. While the game can be purchased using the cryptocurrency on Steam (for PC users), No Man’s Sky’s official website is also accepting