S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Cancels All NFT Plans After Backlash


Developer GSC Sport World has canceled all of its NFT plans for S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2: Coronary heart of Chernobyl in the future after asserting them. The announcement comes an hour after the official S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. Twitter account printed a press release doubling down on its dedication to NFTs.

Yesterday, GSC Sport World and blockchain gaming service DMarket introduced a partnership that will convey NFTs to S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2. Gamers would be capable to bid for distinctive objects in auctions and have the prospect to get scanned into the sport as an NPC through photogrammetry.

After a day of backlash, the sport’s official Twitter posted a press release reaffirming its dedication to the undertaking. An preliminary assertion apologized for any miscommunications concerning the S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. Metaverse undertaking however famous that GSC Sport World was desirous to “do NFT proper” with the undertaking. The tweet was deleted after about 30 minutes because it obtained a wave of detrimental backlash from Twitter customers.

A half-hour later, the Twitter account posted a a lot briefer assertion canceling the undertaking altogether. “Based mostly on the suggestions we obtained, we’ve decided to cancel something NFT-related in S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2,” the tweet reads. DMarket confirmed the cancellation to Digital Developments through electronic mail.


— S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame) December 16, 2021

The unique assertion raised some questions, because it appeared to contradict sure details about the undertaking. Within the deleted assertion, GSC Sport World famous that each one funds raised via potential NFT gross sales would go in direction of “bettering the long-awaited recreation to make it even higher.” That went towards an earlier assertion from DMarket noting {that a} chunk of the earnings would go to charity as a part of a “long-term social duty program.”

Digital Developments reached out to DMarket for a press release on the cancellation and can replace this story after we obtain a response.

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