Team17, the publisher behind many Indie DarlingAnnounced its intention to enter the NFT business with Worms IP. However, the company returned those plans, at least in part, soon, Eurogamer NFTs should not intersect any of the games at all.
Team17’s NFT set was created in collaboration with Reality Gaming Group, a developer currently working on trading card games with its own NFT, and is based on the Worms franchise. A press release announcing the collaboration, called the MetaWorms NFT, said, “Worms digital collections are unique and can’t be copied, so they’re rare and can be very valuable.” I am.
Team17 claims to have worked with the Reality Gaming Group to create an “environmentally friendly NFT”. The same press release states that 11 households can create 100,000 worm NFTs with the same amount of energy they use in a kettle in a year.
Internally, the company’s announcement of the NFT plan was reportedly surprising. Eurogamer reports that several teams within the publisher were completely unaware until the MetaWorms NFT project was revealed. Others in the company who knew the plan reportedly opposed them, but seemingly ignored them.
The company seems to have stepped back some of its plans as Team17’s backlash against the MetaWorms NFT project was revealed. In a statement to Eurogamer, indie publishers said, “We have no plans to introduce NFT or Play-to-Earn NFT mechanisms into indie game label titles.”
Team17 is the latest game company to announce the NFT collaboration. Stalker 2 Developer GSC Game World has announced that future games will include NFTs that players can purchase to become NPCs in-game. The decision was completely reversed.. Ubisoft announced as well Ubisoft QuartzA program that allows users to acquire NFT cosmetics, which are regular cosmetics with a serial number printed on them.