Baldur’s Gate III, the latest addition to the iconic Baldur’s Gate series, has been making 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 cryptocurrency platform Cardano (ADA), made a tongue-in-cheek comment about the game, saying that he believes it could be responsible for a meaningful global drop in productivity, but in a positive way.
Charles Hoskinson Applauds Baldur’s Gate III
Hoskinson’s comment is a testament to the game’s depth 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 danger, adventure, and complex storylines.
The game has only been out for 24 hours, but it has already made a major impact on the gaming community. According to data from Steam, the game currently has almost half a million concurrent players and is continuing to grow.
But what does Hoskinson mean when he suggests that the game could lead to a drop in productivity?
At first glance, it might 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. 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.
In the end, whether or not Baldur’s Gate III will lead to a significant global drop in productivity remains to be seen. 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 other things. In early 2020, Hoskinson shared a video on YouTube, revealing that he had acquired Legends of Valour, a classic fantasy role-playing game from the 1990s.
Hoskinson emphasized that the acquisition was his project, bought with his own money, and not affiliated with Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), research company founded by Hoskinson, known for its work on the Cardano Blockchain.
However, what Hoskinson plans to do with the game will be closely related to Cardano. Hoskinson stated that the first thing his team will do is to finish the game’s unfinished ending.
He said that a team has already been created, which will be tasked with disassembling the game’s compiled code and getting down to 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 might also be released in 4K.
The enhanced edition will most likely be released as open-source code, allowing everybody to play the game for free. After the enhanced edition is released to the public, Hoskinson plans on rewriting and remastering the entire game.
In his video, Hoskinson stated that he believes that remastering and enhancing classic games like Legends of Valour is an essential part of preserving gaming history. He also emphasized that the project is not just about making a profit but about creating an experience that gamers will love and cherish for years to come.
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