The industry has taken a close look at the potential of NFTs, and companies such as GSC, famous for their S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, have already come up with various initiatives.
GSC is not the first, though: there is now more and more talk about NFTs in the professional media. No wonder, since this trend, linked to blockchain technology, has already inspired several companies to announce particular initiatives. We recently discovered that Peter Molyneux’s idea has already raised nearly €50 million, and it seems that GSC Game World, the developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, would like a piece of the pie.
Blockchain technology will be used to allow members of the public to take possession of a piece of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
The Verge has uncovered this link between S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and NFT, as GSC Game World recently announced that the game will use “use blockchain technology to let the community own a piece of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2”. These intentions are coupled with a bizarre proposal, as the development studio would join this trend by incorporating “metahumans”: unique NPCs rendered in very great detail.
Players will be able to become such “metahumans” in January 2022, when auctions will open to investing in in-game NPCs. The holder of an NFT will be able to sell it until a specific date after the auction, as explained in the media mentioned above.
In addition, the process of becoming an NPC in the game will be far from simple, as GSC Game World is serious about recreating a person as closely as possible: “The idea of the related NFT is to give the right to recreate its owner’s identity within the game through one of the NPCs.”
“The person will need to come to our studio for a detailed scanning procedure and after that, we will have everything to make this person appear in the game world as one of the characters.”
Obviously, getting S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 NFT will have nothing to do with improving the gameplay experience, so the developers are ruling out giving any advantages to other players. In addition, they have more ideas about the NFT, but beyond the “metahumans”, they do not wish to provide any further information on the subject at this time.
Source: The Verge