Game companies might want to think harder before implementing NFTs into their future titles, as the blockchain technology appears to be getting major hate from gamers around world.
The latest to rethink their ventures into non-fungible tokens is GSC Game World, which announced two days ago that its upcoming post-apocalyptic sequel, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, would feature NFTs, including one that would allow the owner to star in the game as an NPC courtesy of photogrammetry technology. Following a furious response on Twitter, GSC has opted to remove all NFT elements from the game entirely.
Per GSC Game World’s statement:
We hear you.
Based on the feedback we received, we’ve made a decision to cancel anything NFT-related in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The interest of our fans and players are the top priority for the team. We’re making this game for you to enjoy—whatever the cost is. If you care, we care too.
GSC Game World Team.
Another company that has received heat for its NFT plans is Ubisoft, which recently unveiled the beta of a new platform called Quartz that would allow users to dabble in the blockchain technology. A French trade union has called it “useless, costly, and ecologically mortifying.”
Source: GSC Game World