NFTs at the moment are a controversial subject within the gaming world because of their damaging impression on the setting and a few scams. Gamers are involved – with good motive – that builders will discover new methods to squeeze cash out of their participant base. CCP Video games, the developer of “EVE Online“, needs to guard itself. The Icelandic firm is presently experimenting with NFTs, however retains these experiments separate from the precise gaming expertise.
Experiments to safe the long run
“NFTs have stolen the limelight a bit of an excessive amount of,” explains CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. “We have had a type of digital possession for 20 years – in ‘EVE Online’ individuals personal spaceships and house stations. NFTs are a approach of rediscovering one thing in a single medium that has at all times existed in one other medium.”
“I feel it is worthwhile for us to discover that as a result of you possibly can at all times be taught from something. However the principle factor is that we can’t be doing any of that for our important server as a result of there actually is not the shopper base for it.”
CCP Video games sees these experiments as a strategy to future-proof the corporate and EVE Online itself ought to sentiment change concerning the controversial NFT know-how. Even when it is exhausting to think about at the moment, you solely have to take a look at the launch of the Xbox One to see how simply the tide can generally flip. Within the then spurned digital gaming future, players now dwell as a matter in fact.
For now, EVE Online followers can take a deep breath. In line with Pétursson, these experiments are simply starting and can by no means discover their approach into “EVE Online” – “because it exists now”.
Kirk McKeand (GLHF) interviewed Hilmar Veigar Pétursson for COMPUTER BILD.