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Peter Molyneux’s Next Game, Legacy, Is A “Blockchain Business Sim”

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Update: Peter Molyneux and 22cans have announced that Legacy, the game which was revealed way back in 2019, will make use of blockchain technology – a fact which almost certainly rules out any release on Switch, as was previously anticipated.

Here are some highlights from the Gala Games blog post:

Legacy is a creative entrepreneur’s dream come true, an opportunity for players to build their very own business, designing their very own products from a huge array of possibilities as they create a business empire the likes of which the world has never seen!

Legacy is a game that leverages player ownership, play-to-earn, lend-to-earn, highly functional NFTs and a truly unique community driven economy… and this is just the beginning.

Legacy is here to push the boundaries of blockchain gaming beyond your wildest dreams.

The creative genius of Peter Molyneux, creator of the god game genre (among many others), along with 22cans is now teaming up with the expertise of Eric Schiermeyer and Gala games in order to put Legacy at the frontier of blockchain gaming.


Original Story [Mon 11th Feb, 2019 12:15 GMT]: A few days ago, we published an interview with Peter Molyneux regarding his next game, Legacy, and his desire to bring it to Switch, a console he loves to bits. Now, we’re able to bring you the first screenshots of the game, which Molyneux himself says is an intentional throwback to his very first video game, The Entrepreneur, which famously sold just two copies (one of which was apparently purchased by his mother).

In Legacy, you run a business and can build almost anything. Inspired by Molyneux’s father, who would spend hours in his workshop creating all kinds of things, the game places you in the role of an inventor and tinkerer who starts off crafting unique products in their garage and selling them to the public; make enough best-selling items and you will out-grow your humble origins and turn your business into a global megacorporation, an evolution which comes with added pressures – such building factories and hiring a workforce. You’ll then face issues such as looking after your growing workforce and balancing profitability against moral and ethical concerns.

While platforms haven’t been formally announced, it is believed that Legacy will be coming to PC and smart devices initially. Molyneux’s affinity for Switch means Nintendo players could also get a chance to play it in the future.

Red Bull Gaming has run an in-depth look at Legacy as part of its excellent Levels series of short documentaries, six films which each look at a different software house and its approach to making games. We’ve Included a link below but be warned, it does contain some bad language. Let us know what you think of the game so far, and if you’d like to sample it on Switch.




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