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The operators of the games distribution platform itch.io recently described the NFTs behind blockchains as pure fraud via Twitter. This would not only result in financial damage for users but the planet would also be affected.
Reports from various companies in the tech industry, which say that they would like to take a closer look at the topic of NFTs and blockchain gaming, often provoke displeasure on the part of the recipients. In the game development space, in particular, fans and gamers are becoming increasingly outraged when studios take the leap and start offering NFTs.
Some development studios are taking fan feedback to heart, such as GSC Game World’s Stalker 2, and scrapping their plans to do NFTs. Electronic Arts and Ubisoft also mentioned that NFTs could be the future in the gaming industry. Ubisoft, for example, has fully committed itself to the topic with its own Quartz NFT platform, which caused a lack of understanding among fans, players, and even its own employees. The company even taunted critical players with a leading developer claiming that they still haven’t seen the benefit of NFTs.
Platform for indie games finds clear words
On February 6th, another player tweeted about crypto gaming. It’s about the distribution platform itch.io, on which mostly indie games are offered. Below is the statement from the operators:
“As some have asked us about our stance on NFTs: NFTs are a scam. If you believe they are legitimately useful for anything other than exploiting Creator, financial fraud and planet destruction, then we beg you to reconsider your life choices.”
This statement certainly strengthens the views of many players and fans, who consider the path some developers have taken to the metaverse to be extremely critical. Meanwhile, fraudulent activities with NFTs have occurred more frequently. In 2021, for example, an NFT by street artist Banksy is said to have been sold for 350,000 dollars. However, it turned out that the NFT had no connection to Banksy. In addition, the video game project “Evolved Apes” is said to have been faked, for which a collection of 10,000 NFTs was offered in advance. The scam is said to have netted the developer, who has since gone into hiding, $2.7 million.
In other news, an American nicknamed Robness posted the photo on the SuperRare platform, but it was quickly removed because it was not considered art, only to be eventually returned and NFT trash cans sold for $ 252,000.