Ubisoft: Manager expresses itself derogation to NFT
In an interview with the Australian financial comparison page Finder, Nicolas Pouard, Vice President of the Strategic Innovation Lab of Ubisoft, defended the Publishers’ plans to install NFTs in his games, despite the massive counter-reactions of the players. He says that the company will continue its plans to introduce non-funky token (NFTs) in his games, and players simply “do not understand”.
“Well, that was a reaction we expected,” Pouard said about the great negative response to the Quartz NFT system. “We know that the concept is not easy to understand.”
“But Quartz is really just a first step, which should lead to something bigger. Something that will be more easily understood by our players. “
In the course of the interview, Pouard interpreted that the counter-reaction of the players was due to the advantages of NFTs did not understand, and not legitimate concerns against the system.
“I believe the players do not understand what a digital secondary market can bring them,” said Pouard. “Due to the current situation and the context of NFTs, players really believe that firstly it destroys the planet and secondly only a tool for speculation is.”
“But what we [at Ubisoft] first see is the final. The final is to give the players the opportunity to resell their items if they no longer need them or no longer want to play the game. “
“So it’s really for you. It is really advantageous. But they do not get it right now. “
On the news that Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World has changed his NFT plans for players’ reactions, Pouard replied that this was due to lack of understanding of the players.
“It’s sad to see that there is still a certain resistance based on misunderstandings,” he said. “But I’m not sure if we wanted to achieve what Stalker 2 was really able to compare what we try to achieve with quartz. It’s not the same application for the players, I would say. “
Despite the attempt to portray the plans in a positive light, Kotaku claimed in a report in December that a series of UBISOFT developers are extremely unhappy about the company’s decision to build NFTs in their games.
The site claimed that its news were shown, which were posted on UbiSoft’s internal social media hub Mana, where employees showed confusion and disappointment about the announcement of the Ubisoft Quartz platform.
An developers confused by the plans wrote: “I still do not really understand which problem should be solved here. Is it really worth the (extremely) negative publicity that will cause this? “
Another employee who does not support the platform said, “How can you look at home ownership, speculation, artificial shortage and egoism and then say, ‘Yes, that’s good, I want that, let us bring us into art ? “
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