Eve Online maker CCP Games takes a pass on NFTs in games

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Eve Online maker CCP Games announced today that it will not be using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in its games.

The Iceland-based game publisher said its goal is for the Eve universe to live on forever, and it hopes to explore new technology over time, as it has for the past 19 years since Eve Online originally debuted as a massively multiplayer game. Science fiction. online game.

Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP, said in the post that the company has been following developments with blockchain and cryptocurrencies for a few years and reviewed player feedback. He said that CCP believes that blockchain technology has a lot of untapped potential, but also needs a lot of work.

“In that regard, we have no plans to add blockchain technology to Eve Online’s global Tranquility server in the foreseeable future,” he said. “Over the next several years, Tranquility’s development will focus on building new and exciting opportunities on the solid foundation that has been laid over the past two decades.”

He added: “While we remain intrigued by the technology, to us, NFT stands for “Not for Tranquility”. Overall, EVE IP will continue to push the boundaries of digital economies and virtual worlds, and we’ll continue to explore that outside of TQ.”

While many game companies are rushing to get into the blockchain and NFT gold rush, a number of gamers and game developers have also spoken out against the use of NFTs because there are many gaps in the technology, and existing games are a scam or a piece of crap and otherwise no. Suitable for triple A games.

Here is the full statement from the CCP’s Petursson.

There has been a lot of speculation about blockchain technology, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies and what that means for the future of EVE Online, so I wanted to address that.

At CCP, our mission is to make the EVE Universe outlive us all: EVE Forever. A big part of this is exploring new technology and new possibilities, something that EVE players know and always fascinates me about. This philosophy has its roots in the beginning of EVE Online; when we created EVE, it was considered too radical and ambitious, but here we are about to celebrate the 19th anniversary of EVE.

Many of us at CCP have been following the new frontier that has been developing around blockchain and cryptocurrency for the last few years. We have read your feedback and also see what you see: blockchain technology has a lot of untapped potential and a lot of work needs to be done before it is ready for EVE-scale gaming.

To that extent, we have no plans to add blockchain technology to EVE Online’s global Tranquility server for the foreseeable future. Over the next few years, Tranquility’s development will focus on building new and exciting opportunities on the solid foundation that has been laid over the past two decades.

While we remain intrigued by the technology, to us NFT stands for “Not for Tranquility.” Overall, EVE IP will continue to push the boundaries of digital economies and virtual worlds, and we’ll continue to explore that outside of TQ.

Fanfest is a month away and personally I’m very excited: it’s been two and a half years since we last met in person, in London during the EVE World Tour. I hope to see many of you in person again and talk about EVE and our future!

Hilmar Veigar Petursson

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