After collecting feedback from fans, GSC cancelled its NFT plans due to negative S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 reviews. The game franchise made this announcement on Twitter.
So, what is the story about NFT and S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 reviews? Let’s find out.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Why reviews matter
To begin S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is a first-shooter game and the next-gen sequel to an award-winning PC game. Moreover, the game will launch for both Microsoft Windows and Xbox series on April 28, 2022.
Usually, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R gameplay has several endings which makes it even more interesting. For example, if you spend more time in a zone for collecting money, you’ll get the ‘greedy’ ending. As a result, the protagonist asks the legendary ‘Wish Granter’ to become rich. Following this, there’s no going back, as players receive a reward they never wished for. Yes, there are no gold coins but instead a collapsed ceiling!
All was going perfectly until GSC announced S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 Metaverse which enables its players to own in-game items as NFTs. Additionally, the plan was to make the players – first Metahuman.
Shortly after the announcement, fans expressed their concern over NFTs and metaverse. The major concern was addressed regarding GSC ownership to these NFTs and their true worth.
Thereafter, GSC withdrew their decision just after an hour of the announcement. Although, they explained their decision to include blockchain.
GSC Game World is an independent studio. In a tweet, they stated the proceeds of NFT sales would be “spent on improving the long-awaited game”.
We also witnessed the incorporation of blockchain into other popular games such as Ubisoft Quartz, Take-Two, Electronic Arts among others. Where gaming companies are excited about the new technology, their fans are still divided with mixed opinions. This is a realization that we require proper steps to eliminate these various concerns.