Gamers are boycotting irreplaceable tokens (NFTs). They can't stop tweeting about how much they hate them.
Game creators have started offering NFT. But gamers are skeptical and think that the creators are just trying to scam them. So far, gamers are saying "no" to the monetization of their favorite pastime. They are adamantly opposed to the introduction of blockchain derivatives into video games. This was reported in the New York Times, which interviewed gamers and YouTube users.
One such gamer is Christian Lenz. He is a long-time fan of the STALKER video game series. In an interview with the newspaper, he hinted that video game development studio GSC Game World abused its popularity when it announced plans to add NFT support. Almost as soon as the studio announced its plans, they were dropped.
According to Lantz, NFT was introduced solely for profit, not to "create a beautiful game". His view is shared by other YouTuber gamers like Mutahar Anas. Anas believes that people are just "peddling buzzwords". According to him, those who promote NFT in video games just want a piece of the pie.
NFT will not improve the game play
Gamer Matteki was even more critical in his review. "I just hate [the fact] that they keep finding ways to play us in every possible way. I don't see how [NFTs] benefit the player, how it improves the gameplay. It's always about the money."
Merritt Kopas, editor of video game site Fanbyte, says gamer anger at companies has increased over the past decade. This is partly due to the increase in the number of microtransactions. As a result, the emergence of any economic element like NFT has become an additional trigger for gamers.
Gamers and Ubisoft's position
Ubisoft's reaction was also underestimated. Vice president Nicolas Poire said the company "probably" underestimated "the level of strong opposition. Poire, however, did not clarify whether the French video game developer intends to stick to its plan to blockchain its products.
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