Stalker 2 is the long-awaited Xbox FPS that arrives in April 2022, but it has certainly sparked some controversy today with the announcement that will implement NFTs as part of the newly created “Stalker Metaverse”.
So how does this work? Basically, the developer “will use blockchain technology to allow the community to own a part [do jogo].” As a result, GSC Game World states that “the rights to certain exclusive items will belong to the players”.
Starting this month, people can register to receive items that “will evolve into a new game feature built around Stalker 2.” The first outing will take place via auction next month, and will see the “first metahuman released and exposed to hundreds of millions of players worldwide” taking the form of a highly detailed NPC.
In an interview with Wccftech, GSC Game World CEO Evgeniy Grygorovych explained this in more detail:
“The owner of the metahuman will be able to negotiate the right to be a metahuman (NFT) until a certain date before the official release of the game. The right to become a metahuman will be negotiable between users until the final claim date. We will keep the community posted on this issue in January. “
“In addition, the person claiming the NPC in the game will still have a meta-human right to trade NFT or/and claim it in the publisher’s other (yet to be announced) game. The player will also be able to use the metahuman here.
In addition, we are also looking for an opportunity for the meta rights owner to claim metahuman after the game’s release. Basically, there will be no limit to trading the related NFT until the owner claims it in-game and goes through the process of scanning and appearing in-game as an NPC. “
Grygorovych continued to point out that the NFT approach to Stalker 2 “differs from others on the market” and he sees “no problem with adding an NFT to a single player experience as long as the offer is fun and valuable, is optional and does not affect the experience of others, [e] doesn’t change the gameplay at all. “
Finally, he acknowledged that “many things were done improperly in space”, but hopes to change that:
“We think it’s a really special offer for the community and a great opportunity to ‘do the right thing with the NFT.’ We are looking forward to seeing what it really looks like.
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