GAME OVER: February 2022

Not a great month for game companies clamouring to get on board the chuffing NFT hype train that was soon to run out of track.

The latest: Team17, which had just announced a series of Worms NFTs, hoping that by claiming that they were environmentally friendlier than those that aren’t, it might deflect attention away from the fact they were still trying to flog NFTs. Understandably, gamers were unimpressed, especially when it came to light that the staff and Team17’s development partners were apparently given no warning of the announcement.

Open revolt ensued and the whole sorry idea was dropped after just 48 hours, which, to Team17’s credit, was far quicker than it took Troy Baker, GSC GameWorld, Ubisoft and a host of others to see the error of their ways.

About Richie Shoemaker

Prior to taking the editorial helm of MCV/DEVELOP Richie spent 20 years shovelling word-coal into the engines of numerous gaming magazines and websites, many of which are now lost beneath the churning waves of progress. If not already obvious, he is partial to the odd nautical metaphor.

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