Yesterday, Team17, the developer and publisher of many beloved indie games, announced the “Meta Worms” project associated with a series of series. worm A game that has sold over 75 million copies for over 23 years. Team17 said the generative NFT “gives fans the opportunity to own unique video game souvenirs.” Twenty-four hours later, Team17 announced the end of the MetaWorms NFT project today. After listening to team stars, development partners, the gaming community, and the concerns they expressed, they decided to withdraw from the NFT space. . “
How have things changed so much? As we saw in the response to the NFT announcement Stalker 2, Ubisoft Ghost reconnaissance The backlash from the gaming community was quick and loud, even for items, and even NFT projects for voice acting. Perhaps most importantly, it wasn’t just tweets from anonymous Twitter accounts and posts on publisher forums. At least three developers behind the prominent game released on Team17 have spoken against the plan.
Overcooked 2 Developer ghost town game promised Fans say that none of the future games will be involved in NFTs and that the environmental and social costs are too high.
Playtonic Games has released Yooka-Laylee When Yooka-Laylee and the impossible hideaway Through Team17 When Said in a statement That “[w]e is not interested in using NFTs in any aspect of our business now or in the future. It also does not endorse the use of NFTs in the wider world. “
Go down Developer Aggro Crab Games Tweet “We at Aggro Crab condemn Team17’s decision to create and engage in NFTs. We believe NFTs are environmentally friendly and unhelpful, and are really just an overall issue.”
After an unprecedented boom in projects based on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in 2021, many fan communities are opposed to companies launching items called digital collectibles. Web3 companies appear to be primarily funded by venture capital, but have little traction among everyday end users who have not chosen to become traders.
Team17 today announced the end of the MetaWorms NFT project.
We have listened to team stars, development partners, the gaming community, and the concerns they have expressed, so we have decided to withdraw from the NFT space.
— Team17 (@ Team17) February 1, 2022