Team17 announces plan to sell ‘eco-friendly’ NFT
Indie game publisher Team17 partnered with Reality Gaming Group and announced a series of NFTs based on the popular Worms franchise.
Essentially digital receipts powered by blockchain technology, NFTs – or non-fungible tokens – are seen by some artists and investors as innovative technological advancements, while Many adversaries question their potential environmental impacts and their use outside of the crypto-focused space. Publishers like Ubisoft and EA have voiced their support or implemented NFT directly into their games and indie publishers Team17 could be the next to join the trend.
On January 31st, Team17 announced a set of NFTs based on Worms series. A classic turn-based strategy game known for its vibrant multiplayer elements, Worms dominated the late ’90s with a series of mainstream releases. With over a dozen releases spanning two and a half decades, the series continues to this day with the 2020s Worms Rumble stands at its newest entry position.
A partnership between Team17 and Reality Gaming Group, the original publisher announced a collection of limited edition computer-generated artwork based on Worms real estate. An example of this is available on Metaworms.com, a clear hub for all things Worms NFT. A revolving, glittering 3D model of a divine grenade-wielding worm named the Colonel, which is dramatically different from the AI-generated 2D image sequences most people use. knowledge of NFT are familiar. This could be one of many recent examples that prove to be true Ubisoft head insists Yves Guillemot that NFTs are here to survive.
The publisher is also eager to highlight the eco-friendly steps being taken before the launch Worms NFT Series. Blockchain technology often requires computational processes that use a lot of resources and are generally considered unsustainable. The Worms However, NFT is said to operate on a more energy efficient “side chain” of the Ethereum network used by Reality Gaming Group.
As is the case after the birth of Ubisoft’s Quartz initiative, the backlash regarding Team17’s announcement was immediate and quite intense. The publisher then clarified some unknowns about the launch of the NFT collection, highlighting the fact that it was merely licensing the property to a third-party company and stating that it did not plans to implement NFT or blockchain transactions into any of its games.
Team17 is not the only publisher adopting said approach to NFT; Japanese publisher Konami recently auctioned off a series of NFTs are based on Castlevania seriesand Atari announced plans to merge NFT with lootbox mechanics to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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The source: MetaWorms, Eurogamer
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