Itch.io calls NFT a “scam” in recent tweets
Currently, the controversy surrounding NFT has not subsided and news stories about this attempt to own/digital currency continue to appear in the gaming sector. Usually, these news stories refer to video game companies that seem like everyone is so excited to incorporate NFTs into their future products despite the many problems people have with them. But as more recent news has shown, the enthusiasm for NFT in the game seems to mostly belong only to well-known publishers as well as those already invested in cryptocurrencies. To date, most developers, indie studios, and organizations that support indie projects have completely rejected NFT. And just today, Itch.io, the gaming site that allows indie developers to host and sell their games, joined the crowd, as it called NFT “a scam.”
Itch.io made its stance clear in a tweet thread posted on Feb. 5. The platform specifically addressed NFT proponents, stating: “NFT is a scam. If you think they’re legitimately useful for anything other than creator abuse, financial fraud, and the destruction of the planet,[n] we ask that [you] reevaluate your life choices.”
Additionally, Itch.io expressed anger towards companies that claim to support developers while promoting NFT in their games, saying they are only interested in profits. Itch.io feels secure in appealing to companies in this way because “it is now easier to get speech regarding NFT issues.”
Some believe that NFT will certainly be widely adopted in the gaming sector, but the growing number of well-known competitors such as Itch.io, as well as many companies’ cancel their original NFT plan, suggesting that this may not be a foregone conclusion. Itch.io considers NFTs to be a scam which is not a common view among people working in the gaming industry. If enough of them voice their concerns, the hype currently surrounding NFTs could very well explode.
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