Zynga and Forte announce strategic alliance to advance blockchain gaming
Zynga has formed a strategic alliance with Forte, a developer of blockchain solutions for game publishers. The partnership is envisaged to leverage “Zynga’s intellectual property, brand and community to develop blockchain games.”
Burer, Chimera, NFTs, and other monsters cut from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games
Developer GSC Game World said it would not be adding anything NFT-related in their upcoming game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. This is less than two days after the studio announced NFTs allowing their owners to have their likenesses recreated in-game as “metahuman” NPCs.
Peter Molyneux’s upcoming NFT game Legacy already sold $53 million worth of virtual land
A few days ago, Peter Molyneux announced new blockchain game Legacy. Although there is still not much known about the project, studio 22cans has already sold £40 million (around $53 million) worth of virtual land as NFTs.
Devs threaten to never use Kickstarter again amid its sudden shift to blockchain
Kickstarter has announced its plans to create a “decentralized future” for the platform, which means an upcoming transition to the new blockchain protocol. A lot of users and game developers, however, criticized this decision, saying that they will consider using other platforms instead.
Ubisoft steps into NFT field by announcing new platform Quartz but gets over 95% dislikes on YouTube
Not even a week goes by without new NFT-related announcements, with AAA game companies also starting to explore this field. Ubisoft has presented its Quartz platform to sell in-game collectibles as NFTs, but users showered a video with tons of dislikes.
Zynga steps into NFT field by launching new blockchain gaming division led by former Coca-Cola exec Matt Wolf
Zynga has announced its plans to integrate NFTs into its existing games and create new blockchain-based titles. The company formed a new division, which will be led by Matt Wolf, the Coca-Cola former VP of entertainment and ventures.
Steam to remove all games with NFTs, according to onboarding rules
Changes were made to the Steamworks Documentation regarding the onboarding process for games. According to the rules, devs can’t distribute “applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.”
Tim Sweeney says no to NFTs in Fortnite and other Epic Games titles, citing scam as main reason
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has explained why the company won’t use NFTs in its titles. He cited the scam problem as the main reason behind it and questioned the non-fungibility of NFTs, sparking debate online.
IGDA urges game companies to rethink blockchain usage due to its impact on climate and environment
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has released a call to action on the usage of blockchain by game developers. The organization wants companies to find more energy-efficient algorithms.
Mythical Games raises $75 million to develop playable NFTs with new play-to-earn model
NFTs and blockchain-based games is a new trend in the games industry. Mythical Games, known for creating so-called “playable NFTs,” is another proof, as the studio has raised $75 million from investors in a new round.