S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 Had to Feature NFTS and Blockchain, but the Devs Reconsidered the Decision After

Update: GSC Game World canceled the announcement on Thursday after receiving negative feedback from the community.

One of the most anticipated games for the entire gaming community, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, recently had an announcement with great importance for the entire crypto world as the game’s developers, GSC Game World, a Ukrainian studio, confirmed that the long-awaited game will feature NFTs.

Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of the studio, commented:

 Considering the global trends in the gaming industry, we can offer something more than an immersive gaming experience. Our players will be able to be present in the game itself. And we will give them that chance by presenting the first AAA game with a unique meta-element.”

What’s particularly exciting in this instance is that it’s not going to simply be collectibles or some other in-game cosmetics. The developers came up with the idea of putting the owners of these special NFTs into the game itself as NPCs (non-player characters)!

“The idea of the related NFT is to give the right to recreate its owner’s identity within the game through one of the NPCs. The person will need to come to our studio for a detailed scanning procedure and after that, we will have everything to make this person appear in the game world as one of the characters.“ 

Explained Grygorovych.

Yes, that means that in order to become an actual in-game character, owners of the NFTs will need to visit the company’s studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. On the other hand, what better reason to travel to and explore such a great country? 

On The Flipside

  • NFTs are still an undiscovered world for the general populace, therefore, the way big game studios choose to present the technology holds great importance for the sector. We have already seen the catastrophe of Ubisoft’s presentation of NFTs to a general audience and the consequences that had. 


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    Nazar Kuzmyn

    Nazar is editor and gaming journalist at DailyCoin. As a gamer with experience, he writes about blockchain gaming gimmicks and peculiarities, conducts interviews at gaming conferences, and creates content focused on the point where traditional gaming meets crypto gaming in DailyCoin’s "Imaginarium" section. His work usually covers topics such as: "What would happen if the most popular games implemented blockchain?" Nazar started his career in media in 2017 at a small local TV-radio station. Later, he obtained a master's degree in Journalism and Media Industries, worked for several blogs, and then landed in the crypto world.