GSC Game World Shelves Plan to Add NFTs in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 After Fan Backlash

Game developer GSC Game World gas scrapped plans to bring NFTs to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, after receiving fan feedback.
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Quick Take:

  • Game developer GSC Game World has cancelled plans to bring NFTs to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.
  • The company announced on Wednesday that it was launching S.T.A.L.K.E.R. metaverse.
  • However, due to fan outcry, it was quick to shelve those plans, heeding their feedback.

Popular Ukrainian game developer GSC Game World has walked back plans to include non-fungible tokens in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2: Heart of Chernobyl after fans responded negatively to the idea. The company said on Wednesday, Dec. 15 that it was launching S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 metaverse, thereby bringing the play-and-earn concept to the popular gaming title. 

Announcing the introduction of NFTs to the came, and writing under the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Official’s Twitter handle, the company welcomed its fans to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 metaverse, maintaining that the NFTs would be optional and would have no influence on gameplay. 

It also promoted the idea by promising the community free giveaways.

One gamer @TheIshikawaRin commenting on the announcement expressed his disappointment saying “I was actually looking forward to this game, I really was, but I just cannot support any developer or company who tries to get in on the NFT scam.”

Although there were several fans looking forward to the optional integration of NFTs, the company was forced to shelve its plans in a bid to keep one happy community.

On Thursday evening, GSC said it was no longer pursuing plans to add NFTs to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2, maintaining that the interests of its fans and players remain its top priority.

GSC is not the only video game developer to announce plans to introduce NFTs to its gaming titles. Last week, global video game developer Ubisoft launched Ubisoft Quartz, a blockchain gaming platform that will utilise Tezos protocol for in-game items dubbed “Digits”.

The announcement was quickly followed by a YouTube video describing how the process will work in one of its leading video game titles, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which received more than 96% dislikes from fans.

Previously, instant messaging and digital distribution platform, Discord was forced to walk back plans to introduce non-fungible tokens to the community.

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