The ‘Play-To-Earn’ model in games that are based on Blockchain technology allowing players to buy and sell in-game items as NFTs in exchange of cryptocurrencies that has been so much backlash lately. The commercialisation on games through NFTs would affect the quality of games being made and companies may them as cash grab affecting the creative aspect, is one of the main reasons the community is concerned about.
The criticism against NFTs in traditional gaming community has recently intensified after the video game company, Ubisoft recently launched their gaming NFT marketplace, Quartz that allows players to exchange in-game NFTs which are currently just available on Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. This resulted in widespread backlash from the gaming community and many youtubers started speaking more about the involvement of blockchain technology in gaming.
Even though the future Blockchain games just a speculation at this point, it seems to me that integration of Blockchain technology in gaming becoming more and more inevitable day by day whether we like it or not.
Are NFT Games Really That Bad?
The idea of Big gaming companies ‘capitalising’ on the current NFT trend does quite disturb me. And whether this in any way would affect the creative aspect of future games, game devs running off with new ideas for producing their Blockchain game instead of implementing those ideas in new traditional games seems a like a nightmare to me especially during time when the gaming industry is evolving into two separate groups.
After I had a look at the most mobile NFT games out there, many of them seem spinoffs, with similar gameplay style of original games and lack uniqueness except a few of them that have potential to attract people not just by their ‘play-to-earn’ model but to play and enjoy the game for what they’re really meant to be.
A Different Perspective
We wouldn’t have believed if someone during the ‘pre internet era’ when in-app purchases weren’t a thing would’ve said that we will paying money to buy in-game currency and items, instead we would’ve started criticising the ‘commercialisation’ of games. But again things changed and evolved, and internet today somehow revolutionised the gaming industry.
Again, I am in not comparing this to Blockchain Gaming industry. It is just to give you an different take on Blockchain and help form your own opinions on NFTs and their role in gaming
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