Blizzard President Mike Ybarra assures followers they received’t be launching NFTs

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Blizzard President Mike Ybarra says the corporate isn’t trying to launch NFTs in its video games anytime quickly, in response to VGC’s report of the developer polling followers’ curiosity in NFTs and “play to earn” cryptocurrency video games. The ballot was initially noticed by GameRant over the weekend. The ballot requested individuals a number of matters, together with in the event that they had been within the inclusion of the controversial tech in its video games.

NFTs have been round for some time however solely lately entered the mainstream consciousness as early as final yr. Since then, a number of game corporations have made the selection of promoting digital gadgets as NFTs together with Atari, Konami, and Ubisoft. The latter took the additional step and launched its model of NFTs — Digits — again in December within the PC model of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which lately halted future updates.

Any announcement of those corporations trying to get into the enterprise of the controversial tech all the time appears to get publicly criticized by game gamers. A few causes embrace NFTs’ lack of affect on the game itself, and extra importantly, the tech’s excessive environmental affect.

Back in January, within the Game Developers Conference’s annual State of the Game Industry Report, game builders had been requested what was their studio’s curiosity in NFTs was. The response of greater than 2,700 builders stated they had been “not interested” at 70%, “somewhat interested” at 21%, and “very interested” at 7%. As far as responses who’re truly growing NFTs, about 1% of builders stated they had been.