Itch.io Game Store Warns NFTs Are A Money Stealing Scam And Destroy The Planet
It seems more and more people are buying into the concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). But it isn't just individuals who are trying to cash in on the craze. An unreleased game called Legacy from Peter Molyneaux is actually selling virtual real estate in the form of NFTs. Companies such as GameStop are even getting into the latest trend in hopes of making a profit off them as well. However, there are still some who are not sold on the idea of buying virtual property in the form of NFTs. Itch.io posted a tweet a couple of days ago denouncing the technology.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) themselves are a means of owning digital content. The concept has drawn as much criticism as it has appreciation. Companies have received an enormous amount of backlash after announcing they were getting into the NFT game, with some backtracking on the subject afterward. Team 17, creator of
However, other companies are not being swayed by the outcry against the technology. GameStop announced it will pursue the NFT marketplace later this year, and Ubisoft has also moved into the NFT arena despite severe backlash from its fans. An Ubisoft executive commented that "gamers just don't get it". Perhaps Ubisoft and Itch.io can have an open debate on the subject some day on a Hot Hardware stream (one can dream).