Doctor Who: Worlds Apart has been announced as an officially-licensed card game utilizing blockchain technology — and it's coming to PC and mobile devices.
For the first time ever, Whovians will be able to collect and trade digital versions of their favorite characters from the Doctor Who franchise. Players will be able to battle one another in turn-based contests.
Interestingly, this new Doctor Who game will be making use of blockchain technology. Each and every card in the game will have an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) stored on the blockchain, making it a truly unique card.
Why bother with blockchain? As you may know, most digital collectible card games (such as Hearthstone) don't allow you to trade your cards. Doctor Who: Worlds Apart uses blockchain technology to track the individual cards, so that makes trading your cards a possibility.
When is the Doctor Who: Worlds Apart Release Date?
The bad news is that the Doctor Who: Worlds Apart release date is sometime in 2021. The good news, however, is that you'll be able to buy some limited-edition card packs in advance of the launch.
Starting from October 2020, fans will be able to purchase limited-edition packs for the game. These will truly be limited edition: once they're all sold, they'll never be able to be bought again. The only way you'll be able to get them is by trading with other players.
We don't know much else about this upcoming CCG just yet; details like how the gameplay will work or which specific characters will be featured aren't yet available. You'll have to wait until 2021 to play it yourself on PC and mobile devices, but you can sign up and score a free pack by heading on over to the official Doctor Who: Worlds Apart website.
What do you think of a blockchain-based collectible card game? Do you think digital card games can succeed with players having the ability to trade cards? Let us know in the comments below!