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Game Studio Blizzard Is Polling Players About Crypto and NFTs

Game Studio Blizzard Is Polling Players About Crypto and NFTs – Blizzard, the gaming company behind Overwatch, Warcraft, and Starcraft is polling gamers on their thoughts on NFTs and play-to-earn mechanisms. The poll according to social media sources, polled players on concerns like cloud gaming and augmented reality as well as more normal topics for a gaming company.

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However, there was a part that directly questioned these customers’ thoughts and opinions concerning the integration of NFTs and cryptocurrency features in some of the company’s gaming IPs (intellectual property). While the survey did not expressly specify the inclusion of these elements in any game, it did create fears among certain gamers that it was in the works.

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Mike Ybarra, the head of Blizzard, however, denied the idea, saying:

“No one is doing NFTs.”

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Fans of Blizzard were amused by Ybarra’s response and the survey, calling the situation illogical. This poll, however, could be tied to Activision Blizzard’s future after Microsoft in January announced a $69 billion takeover.

If the purchase of the firm clears the legal difficulties, the prospective owner may be willing to take some of Blizzard’s intellectual property to experiment with, which would explain the appearance of the exploratory poll.

NFTs and the play-to-earn phenomenon have sparked heated debate among AAA franchise fans, with many opposing their inclusion in mainstream games. Some businesses, on the other hand, have already incorporated them into their business plans, even investing in industry-related businesses.

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Ubisoft is one of the most pro-crypto corporations, having already created its own NFT market, Quartz, and backing Animoca Brands, the creators of The Sandbox, one of the most well-known metaverse-based platforms. In a new year’s letter, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda voiced his support for these types of features, noting their benefits.

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