Update (December 17, 2021, at 12:32 a.m. Eastern Time) - GSC Game World has reversed its decision to create the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse -- the Stalker 2 NFTs are no more.
News of the Stalker 2 NFTs being canceled was announced in a tweet on the game's official account. Here's what the message said:
We hear you.
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 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.
GSC Game World team
Our original story continues below.
GSC Game World has partnered up with DMarket-a platform for trading NFTs and technology for metaverse creation-and announced the creation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse, which will allow players to own a piece of the game. Apparently, Stalker 2 will be the first AAA game to own a piece of the game, with rights to some unique items belonging to players.
While NFTs have been increasingly dabbled with by the gaming industry at large, it's been a slow process so far. Gamers have dug in their heels and resisted NFTs, which seemingly has only spurred game makers to try and find new ways to add NFTs into their games.
“Considering the global trends in gaming, we can do more than just offer an immersive game experience. Our players can get a deeper presence in the game, and we will give them this opportunity by presenting the first AAA game with a unique meta experience,” says Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World.
Starting sometime this month, players can register for item drops, with the first drop taking place via auction in January 2022. As part of the drop series, the first metahuman will be released and appear as an NPC. The face of the real owner will then be recreated in-game. A second drop will then follow in February and will be announced on Twitter and Discord.
“Video game developers worldwide are expressing their intentions in using the blockchain and other beneficial technologies while GSC is already there. The company is adding a unique layer and bringing their game to a whole new level into the global Metaverse and Web 3.0 dimension. With the joint efforts of GSC and DMarket, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will become a game of the future and a game for the community,” says Vlad Panchenko, CEO and co-founder at DMarket.
Stalker 2-related drops won't influence gameplay or give in-game advantages over other players, which shouldn't have to be announced but hey, here we are.
For more information on Stalker 2 stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
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