Not all NFT implementations have been successful. While Adidas and Nike take the first steps in the segment, in the world of video games non-expendable objects are viewed with more suspicion. And therefore, the creators of the next STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl They have canceled their plans to add NFT to the game.
A few days ago, the GSC Game World studio announced its plans to add NFT to STALKER 2 with the idea of holding an auction among the community. And the owner of a very specific NFT, who bought it through auction, would earn the right to appear in-game as an NPC, a non-playable character modeled in great detail, in what GSC called a metahuman.
But this idea of NFT in STALKER 2 it was not well received by the people. Quite the contrary: a good handful of players expressed their discomfort with GSC World’s plans, arguing broadly that this was just a way to get more money, but did not add anything substantial to the game.
Faced with this situation, the developers made a second publication in which they explained the reasons why they would do everything related to NFTs and in part, this has to do with being a way to raise more money. In an erased post, GSC World noted that the studio works independently without a reputable publisher funding the distribution, so the blockchain it was an opportunity to monetize the game “without interfering with the gaming experience.”
“We chose NFTs because they are a new technology and we intend to do it the right way,” they said.
However, those words went with the wind after fans and the community of STALKER to express his discomfort again. Therefore, GSC World had no choice but to cancel all of its NFT plans and blockchain, promising that none of that would be seen in the game.
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The truth is that the community of the public in traditional videogames has been less receptive than others to the entry of NFTs. A few days ago, Ubisoft also announced similar plans – although not associated so strongly with a specific game – and the response from people was anything but positive.
And not just street users: even some developers in the study said they did not fully understand what the company’s goal was in the world of non-expendable objects.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl 2022 will arrive on Steam and Xbox Game Pass, now without NFT.