Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds devs cause controversy by adding cryptocurrency and announcing NFTs
Game companies across the globe have been trying to integrate blockchain into their titles for a while. The latest example is MMO Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds from South Korean developer Netmarble, which has already caused backlash over in-game crypto elements.
Pegaxy to add skill-based gameplay elements amid ongoing struggles to retain audience
Developers of blockchain games have started to look towards adding more traditional entertaining elements to their projects. Mirai Labs recently announced its plans to include skill-based gameplay into its NFT horse racing title Pegaxy, which has been experiencing some issues with retaining players.
The Sandbox launches game jam for UGC projects built with Game Maker, prize pool set to be $340k
Pixowl has found a new way to motivate users to create UGC for The Sandbox. The company launched a new game jam, where participants will compete for a prize pool consisting of utility tokens worth a total of $340k.
Report: total trading volume in blockchain gaming reached $6.3 billion in Q1 2022
Blockchain gaming surpassed $6 billion in trading volume in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest report by Footprint Analytics and DeGame. The study highlights top chains by transactions, as well as analyzes GameFi tokens liquidity and fundraising amounts.
Niantic snaps up SpotX Games to expand into Web3 on its way to building real-world metaverse
SpotX Games, a new Miami-based startup, has officially joined the Niantic family. The team will help the company behind Pokémon Go to strengthen its positions in the area of Web3 gaming, as it plans to build the so-called “real-world metaverse.”
Report: speculation over enjoyment and other emerging problems with blockchain gaming
Blockchain gaming has been rapidly growing for a while, attracting users and investors globally. However, this growing industry still has a lot of issues that need to be solved, including the large amount of speculation and its unsustainability.
Artist making less than $10k per year sells their first NFT pixel art for $43k
NFTs can really change people’s lives, and this time for the better. An artist / indie developer, who has been struggling to earn off their work, has decided to try out the blockchain and sold their first drop for tens of thousands of dollars.
Axie Infinity players see their daily earnings fall 40 times, with SLP flowing around near-zero values
Axie Infinity’s utility currency has been showing almost no growth for a while, flowing around near-zero values. This resulted in players’ daily earnings dropping by 40 times compared to previous highs.
Activision reportedly considering adding NFTs to future Call of Duty games, insider says
Game companies haven’t given up on the NFT concept completely despite the ongoing controversy. According to a well-known Call of Duty insider, Activision has also been thinking of adding non-fungible tokens to its main franchise.