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Andrew Wilson, CEO of game developer and publisher EA, said that the future of the gaming industry lies in NFT as well as “play-to-earn” games – the term for games that allow gamers to earn money while playing. However, CEO Wilson was quick to add that “it’s still too early to figure out how they work.”
CEO Andrew Wilson.
” I think in the context of the games we’ve created and the online services we maintain, collectible digital content is going to play a big part in the future, ” Wilson said at the shareholder meeting. ” So, it’s still too early to say for sure, but I think we’re in an advantageous position, and will be waiting for more innovative and improved things as we move forward .”
EA has yet to officially announce any “play-to-earn” gameplay. Usually, this game requires gamers to pay a fee (most of them are paid in digital currency) to participate in the game and receive items. The transaction price of items will depend on their rarity, there are virtual items that can be worth many times the cost of the player.
Recent EA job postings include keywords like “NFT” or “blockchain”, proving that EA has been looking for solutions to apply this new way of playing.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft also announced plans to develop blockchain games. CEO Yves Guillemot called blockchain games a ” revolution ” in the gaming industry, and stated his desire to make Ubisoft a ” key player ” in this new trend.
While the companies talked about the future potential, Steam announced to ban all games with NFT or using blockchain technology, but Epic was open to embrace the new technology.
Source : Genk