Blizzard Entertainment President Mike Ybarra Guarantees Franchise Developers Like devil and World of Warcraft There are no plans to implement non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the studio’s games.
Speculation began after Activision Blizzard sent out a survey aimed at assessing player interest in NFTs and other industry trends. The questionnaire was sent to the developer community, asking a series of questions, some of which focused on NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and game monetization mechanisms that are expected to generate profits for players.
On Twitter, one user shared a screenshot of the investigation. The graph shows the question “What are your interests in the following emerging/future gaming trends?” with options including hyper-realistic graphics, cloud streaming, Metaverse gaming experience, instant-to-play games, and NFTs.
So Blizzard/Activision seems to be trying to see if players are interested in encryption and nf*t in the game. I got a survey from them and it’s on the way. I said I’m not interested in them. pic.twitter.com/dIT4bVokDK
— Okage Tadaka BlackLivesMatter StopAsianHate (@OTAdaka) April 16, 2022
So it looks like Activision Blizzard is trying to see if players are interested in cryptocurrencies and NFTs in the game.i received their survey [NFT] Searching. Tell me I’m not interested in them.
After VGC released the questionnaire information, President Mike Ybarra responded publicly and said on Twitter that no one at Blizzard was committed to including the controversial NFT.
The industry has been wary of NFTs in recent months, with gamers and developer employees speaking out against the idea. The announcement by Ubisoft Quartz, Ubisoft’s platform for selling NFT-based items, was met with massive backlash on YouTube, with over 40,000 negative reviews. This video is private on the company channel.
How do NFTs work in games?
NFTs are a type of “crypto collectibles” that are gaining popularity among artists, game developers, and other professionals who work with authors’ work. The acronym stands for non-fungible token (freely translated as non-fungible token), which is an encrypted electronic key used in a unique way.
The owner of an NFT is the owner of an intellectual property certificate, which guarantees its authenticity and uniqueness. In conclusion, unlike other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and most cryptocurrencies, NFTs cannot be exchanged due to their unique specifications. Therefore, these assets have undefined values.
This type of technology is still new and still controversial. Due to the energy consumption associated with mining, NFTs and cryptocurrencies have been pointed out as villains due to the huge environmental impact they generate.
Trading in these assets is also not regulated, which makes this activity dangerous as it can be a good bait for financial speculation.
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Source: NME, Eurogamer