Activision Blizzard has issued a survey to a few of its gamers asking for his or her opinions about blockchain and NFT expertise in video games.
The YouGov survey, seemingly despatched to pick out Activision/Blizzard followers over the weekend, is looking for to gauge the curiosity of gamers in a spread of “rising and future developments in gaming”, from cloud gaming, cross-play, and VR, to metaverse gaming experiences, play-to-earn gaming – whereby gamers can earn cryptocurrency – and NFTs (thanks, GameRant).
So it appears Blizzard/Activision is attempting to see if gamers are fascinated by crypto and n.f*t in video games. I acquired a survey from them and it’s on the survey. I stated very disinterested to them. pic.twitter.com/dIT4bVokDKApril 16, 2022
Curiously, Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra has since responded to tweets concerning the questionnaire with “Nobody is doing NFTs”, however stopped quick, nevertheless, of replying to tweets asking if Blizzard had been conscious of the ballot and its contents earlier than it had been issued to gamers.
ICYMI, after struggling a hack topping $600 million in stolen cryptocurrency, NFT game Axie Infinity is now dealing with a loss of “play-to-earn” workers which, as Austin so splendidly encapsulated earlier this week, has primarily “left the digital equal of landlords with a scarcity of renters”.
Though there was an inflow of gaming giants trialing controversial blockchain tech and NFTs in latest months – together with Konami, Team17, and Ubisoft – some firms at the moment are reconsidering their approaches. GSC Recreation World – developer of the upcoming Stalker sequel, Stalker 2: Coronary heart of Chernobyl – u-turned on a decision to introduce NFTs into the highly-anticipated game on the finish of final 12 months, while Sega is reconsidering plans to jump on the NFT bandwagon till it’s sure “what can be accepted and what is not going to be by the customers”.
In an interview earlier this 12 months, Sega CEO Haruki Satomi stated the writer must “rigorously assess” the way forward for NFTs in its merchandise following “unfavourable reactions” from gamers however stated, “whether it is perceived as easy money-making, I wish to decide to not proceed”.
Valve has banned all NFT games from Steam, however the Epic Video games Retailer remains to be welcoming blockchain tech.