Blockchain and NFT technology have taken the world by storm over the last two years. While not many people understand completely what they are, they are hearing about them plenty.
This is true in the gaming world as well. Publishers and developers are aware that the technology will soon be affecting them even if they don’t have a direct plan yet.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson recently said, “I think that in the context of games we create and the live services that we offer, collectible digital content is going to play a meaningful part in our future. So, it’s still early to tell, but I think we’re in a really good position, and we should expect us to kind of think more innovatively and creatively about that on a go-forward basis.”
At the moment, EA has not announced any plans to release games featuring the technology. Other companies, however, are already on that train.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced that it would be producing blockchain and NFT games. Company CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement:
“As you see, this industry is changing regularly with lots of new revolutions happening. We consider blockchain one of those revolutions. It will imply more play-to-earn that will enable more players to actually earn content, own content, and we think it’s going to grow the industry quite a lot. So we have been working with lots of small companies going on the blockchain, and we’re starting to have a good know-how on how we can impact the industry. We want to be one of the key players there.”