With many game companies entering the NFT market, fans are constantly on high alert to see which developer will adopt the controversial technology next. Yesterday, rumors that the creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, Hideo Kojimawas jumping to the non-expendable world exploded thanks to a joke from a company adjacent to NFT, Anicorn. Turns out the whole thing was just for a physical collectible from Kojima Productions and Anicorn.
We’ve spent more than 2 years designing and developing this PHYSICAL limited collectible collection with @kojima_hideo @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN and Mr. Yoji Shinkawa @KojiPro2015 @KojiPro2015_EN. please stay tuned for further updates. Disclaimer: This is not a NFT collection #Kojima pic.twitter.com/LRs6TUcZma
— ANICORN (@Anicorn_Watch) August 3, 2022
The original announcement caused a lot of concern among Hideo Kojima’s fanbase. Anicorn makes physical products like watches, but also makes NFTs. Because the first tweet teasing the collaboration was vague, the replies were full of prayers that the project wasn’t an NFT announcement or anything related to the metaverse.
In the end, Unicornn confirmed in two tweets which is working with Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa on a physical limited collectible collection that hasn’t really been revealed yet. The new collection is confirmed to ship worldwide and should be released sometime in 2022.
Players do not respond well to NFT ventures from many companies. Square Enix recently unveiled a new figure from the Bring Arts Kai Cloud Strife toy line that will hit shelves and online markets late next year much to the chagrin of its fans. This physical figure comes packaged with digital cards as well as an NFT version of the iconic protagonist of Final Fantasy 7. However, for those who aren’t interested, there is a simple physical edition for a lower price that comes with only the product you can actually touch.