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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will no longer have NFTs after fan outcry


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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will no longer include NFTs, developer GSC Game World announced Thursday. The news arrives after a heavily criticized announcement Wednesday and after the studio posted and then deleted an explanation on Thursday that initially tried to explain it would, in fact, still have NFTs.

 

“Based on the feedback we received, we’ve made a decision to cancel anything NFT-related in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2,” the new statement says. “The interests of our fans and players are the top priority for the team. We’re making this game for you to enjoy — whatever the cost is. If you care, we care too.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-2-will-no-longer-have-nfts-after-fan-outcry/ar-AARTqTA?ocid=mmx&PC=EMMX01

 

Really glad they dropped this, however I have a feeling gamers are going to be dealing with this kind of nonsense more and more. 

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9 hours ago, Diffident said:

I don't understand how NFT's would be incorporated into a game or how it would effect game play.

Just as an example, I think any "achievements" in a game could become an NFT. Really almost anything could be made into an NFT so long as it can be sold with a digital tag. 

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8 hours ago, UltraMega said:

Just as an example, I think any "achievements" in a game could become an NFT. Really almost anything could be made into an NFT so long as it can be sold with a digital tag. 

Your example doesn't seem too bad...as long as buying NFT's doesn't become another form of micro transactions in a "Pay to Win" scenario.

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Man remember when Deus Ex Mankind Divided had that really weird pre-order system? These companies always come up with something boneheaded.

 

Separately, I kind forgot there was going to be a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.

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Ubisoft recently started adding NFTs into their games as well. These things are infecting the gaming community like... some kind of virus. 

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22 hours ago, UltraMega said:

Ubisoft recently started adding NFTs into their games as well. These things are infecting the gaming community like... some kind of virus. 

I mean what even is that. I'll be honest, kinda lost on "NFT's", but then seems like that's everyone, hence the backlash. 😄

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