Ever since “Ubisoft Quartz” was willed into existence from Ubisoft, opportunists in the gaming space would rise shortly after. Sadly, developer GSC Game World, of Stalker 2 fame jumped the gun on this. Announcing that they would be dabbling in NFTs for their upcoming game.
Details on the Stalker 2 NFT Fiasco
Shortly after some immense backlash and respectable feedback from fans and general gamers alike, however, they have walked back this idea.
The turnaround on this decision is very welcomed in the time it took place. Only lasted about a day overall and kept fans who are very eager for the upcoming game in April in high spirits. So why was the backlash immense enough to warrant this quick of a change? Well to put it blatantly, NFTs are as touchy as they are complicated.
It’s best to steer clear from this practice as a consumer until you have full knowledge of it. The way this would have benefitted the developers of Stalker 2 was by paying into something before the game came out. This sounds good in theory as it wouldn’t affect other players directly and give some financial benefits to the developers. Sadly though, one of the things players could do was become an NPC in-game. A practice found in most game Kickstarter campaigns.
But to avoid this situation from running rampant in the gaming space, no inch can be given, they’ll take miles. However, it is very commendable that the developers of the game did reverse their decision.