Blizzard President Stops Rumors of NFTs and ‘Play to Earn’ Games

Blizzard president Mike Ybarra has quelled rumors that the publishers will implement NFTs in their games and may even create “play to earn” titles.

As NFTs and cryptocurrencies have taken over the internet over the past year, they have slowly invaded the gaming space as well.

Many creators, game developers, and players have expressed their views on the influence of NFTs on space, although they haven’t really been implemented in top-tier titles until now. While some smaller, indie games have built in NFTs and Blockchain technology, many questions remain about their impact on a larger level.

Most recently, Blizzard became the latest publisher to test fan appetites for NFTs, with a survey being sent out to see what fans think about them.

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NFTs are quickly becoming a form of acceptable digital currency.

According to GameRant and VideoGamesChronicle, there were some pretty despondent responses to the survey, with many fans warning Blizzard about implementing the technology in their titles.

In the wake of that, Blizzard president Mike Ybarra posted an extremely blunt response on Twitter to the replies.

“Nobody does NFTs,” the former WoW developer tweeted on April 17, allaying some fans’ concerns.

Many fans expressed relief in the responses, thanking the Blizzard president for “making things right” regarding their concerns. Others, however, wondered why the poll had gone out at all if Blizzard has no intention of implementing NFTs.

It’s not the first example of fan resistance to the technology, and it probably won’t be the last. As noted, with some questions surrounding NFT games and players not interested, it makes for a pretty toxic combination, and that could kill a lot of ideas for them.

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