Angry Gamers Meet Crypto Enthusiasts. In recent years, Christian Lantz has become a devoted fan of the first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Which is set in a post-apocalyptic Ukraine and has become a cult classic. Thanks to its extensive role-playing experience. After learning that a sequel to the film would be released this year. The 18-year-old high school student was determined. To get his hands on a copy of the film.
A month ago, GSC Game World, the Ukrainian company that developed STALKER. Said that the game’s next sequel would include crypto-based assets. Known as nonfungible tokens (also known as NFTs). Which are also known as nonfungible coins (also known as NFCs).
The game’s developers have stated that users would be able to buy and trade NFTs of items. Such as clothing for their in-game avatars in the new game. From the perspective of the company sponsoring the initiative. The move represents a “transformative step”. Toward the virtual world known as the metaverse.
At the moment, Mr. Lantz was upset with the situation. NFTs were included in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Revelations, and hundreds of fans took to social media sites. Such as Twitter and Reddit to express their displeasure with the inclusion of NFTs. They said that the game creator was simply concerned with extracting. Ss much money as possible from the wallets of its users. After receiving such a strong response from the public, GSC was compelled. To change course and discontinue its NFT approach within hours.
In the words of Mr. Lantz, who resides in Ontario, “the studio was taking advantage of its celebrity.”
Instead of merely creating a beautiful game. It is evident that this is being done for the purpose of gaining financial gain.
Cryptomania has been raging for Angry Gamers almost a year
Over the course of more than a year, crypto-mania has reached a fever pitch. The value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum has skyrocketed in recent months. NFTs, a type of cryptocurrency-based asset, have soared in value. A company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Dubbed Block, in honor of the blockchain, the distributed ledger system that underpins digital currency. Was recently renamed in honor of the blockchain.
Melania Trump has auctioned off a collection of her own non-compete agreements. Many businesses, from finance to social media to the arts. Are hoping that blockchain will bring about a revolution.
However, some believe that the cryptocurrency frenzy has gone too far. Too quickly. Those who doubt cryptocurrencies and associated assets. Such as NFTs believe that they are digital Ponzi schemes. With values artificially inflated above and above their genuine worth. A number of people worry if cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. Both of which are nebulous notions, will be useful in the long run.
Nowhere has there been more dissatisfaction than in the gaming world. As disagreements over cryptocurrency have increasingly erupted. Between players and large game developers like as Ubisoft,Square Enix, and Zynga, among others. In many of the encounters, the gamers have emerged victorious. At least for the time being.
According to Mutahar Anas, a gamer and YouTuber with more than three million subscribers. “People are being sold buzzwords.” Those who advocate for the use of NFTs in video games. He claims, are “trying to sell you snake oil.”
In recent months, at least a half-dozen gaming. Studios have also announced plans to incorporate NFTs into their games. Or have stated that they were thinking about doing so.