Following requests and criticism from good parts of the community, Konami has confirmed that it will continue with plans to produce and sell NFT.
Fr the latest financial report from the Japanese company, stating that “we will be selling non-fungal tokens (NFTs) as commemorative art, in an effort to preserve the content that our customers have desired.”
While it doesn’t specify which of these plans or tampoco subsequent franchises will get this treatment, the result is particularly shocking on the rationale for the maneuver in terms of video game preservation.
Konami was one of the first companies to rebuild the gaming industry to get on the NFT wagon, selling a series of commemorative NFTs a few weeks ago to “celebrate” the thirteenth anniversary of the Castlevania saga. Huelga says it wasn’t the party his fans were expecting…or a quiz, seeing what Konami has become lately.
Ubisoft is one of the companies that has turned a blind eye to this tech controversy, and in a recent interview it said it will act on the huge criticism it has received from its users. Square Enix has also shown interest, but others like Electronic Arts have reevaluated it and are not following them at this time. Others, such as Team17 (Worms) or GSC Game World (STALKER 2), directly backtracked after the massive reception of their initiatives referring to NFTs.