Gunzilla Games’ upcoming sci-fi battle royale game, Off the Grid, will include NFTs via a new in-game trading platform called GunZ, but the developer said it would never sell NFTs directly to players. We guarantee.
Gunzilla Games has raised $46 million to build GunZ, a new in-game trading platform. While the platform will allow Off the Grid players to own and sell in-game items via his NFT technology, Gunzilla “guarantees gamers that they do not sell NFTs directly to the player community.”
Gunzilla Games Raises $46 Million With NFT In-Game Trading Platform
Off the Grid’s GunZ in-game trading platform aims to give players full ownership of items they collect while playing or purchase from other players. It is designed to be the first game to allow players to purchase in-game items from other players via in-game transactions, supporting an internal blockchain-based marketplace or his NFTs. “Any” third party to be processed by his marketplace (non-fungible tokens).
According to Gunzilla, Off the Grid players will be able to take their items out of the game, with additional items becoming available as the game grows. Such items currently include unique player-created characters, custom weapons, clothing, items, and accessories.
We’ve already seen a lot of people cringe at the mere mention of NFTs. Earlier, Team17 announced the Worms NFT project, but canceled it after 24 hours due to community and studio backlash. On the other hand, some like Mojang have banned this technology outright, so it’s certainly surprising to see another developer trying to sway the public.
So how does Gunzilla hope to attract players to GunZ’s NFT-based deals? By not selling directly to players. According to the press release, “Gunzilla assures gamers that they will never sell NFTs directly to the player community or hide progressions or game features behind a monetized paywall. is completely optional.” The plan for the developers is to provide people who want to trade in-game items with a way to do so, but players who are completely uninterested in using technology may want to “skip this feature entirely. You can enjoy the full game for free without any restrictions.”
“We strive to provide players with every detail of OTG (Off the Grid) and complete freedom at each step of the gameplay. You can own items and trade them with other players, says Vlad Korolev, CEO and co-founder of Gunzilla Games, “It’s not yours. You own nothing. Anyone can read the game’s EULA to see this, for example if it’s banned, even if the ban is accidental, you can’t own an item If you stop playing free games, the money you put in is also gone.We reinvented the system, put the power back in the hands of gamers, and used blockchain technology to make this happen. With OTG and GunZ, we are creating a universe that sets new standards for the industry.”
We’d love to hear more about Gunzilla Games’ plans for Off the Grid, so let us know what you think of this latest revelation.