GSC Game World, and Ubisoft have been facing criticisms about NFT elements within their games. While GSC Game World — developer of the popular Stalker gaming franchise — has abandoned its plans in this regard, Ubisoft is pushing forward and has announced a partnership with Aleph.im to store images from its NFT platform.
GSC Game World and Ubisoft Use Different Approaches
The gaming community is expressing concern about two game developers who recently introduced NFT elements to their existing and upcoming games. But each developer is taking a unique approach. GSC Game World, which is the maker of Stalker Gaming, was based out of Ukraine. They announced they will stop any plans to include NFT elements within Stalker 2 a upcoming game. Twitter was the platform used by GSC Game World to release a statement declaring:
Your feedback is important to us. Based on the feedback we’ve received, we’ve made a decision to cancel anything NFT-related in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. We place the highest priority on the safety and well-being of the players as well as our fans. We’re making this game for you to enjoy—whatever the cost is. If you care, we care, too.
GSC Game World stated earlier that potential NFT sales will go towards improving the game to make it even more enjoyable.
Ubisoft Pushes Forward
Even though users have been critical of their roadmaps, some developers still insist on moving forward. Ubisoft announced today its partnership with Aleph.im. Aleph.im is a decentralized storage system that can save photos and data for each NFT it stores in Ubisoft Quartz. According to the PR statement, this partnership was:
The NFT metadata will be stored on aleph.im’s fully decentralized storage system of over 70 nodes, while all NFT ownership will be tracked on the Tezos blockchain.
Quartz, the NFT-sharing platform that Ubisoft has been using to deliver NFTs to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint games, was announced on December 9. It is built on top the Tezos blockchain. Ubisoft promotes the development as “energy-efficient playable NFTs,” but the December 8 announcement of the platform was received with almost universal criticism, with more than 95% of viewers disliking it on Youtube.
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