S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to allow users to own a piece of the game as NFT

The sequel to the cult game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, is expected to be released in April 2022. However, already now, the developer of the game GSC Game World, together with Los Angeles-based DMarket, has announced the creation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse, where players can truly own a piece of the game, as DMarket reported to AIN.UA.

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  • The developers will use blockchain to allow the community to own a piece of the game. The rights to certain unique items will belong to players and, according to GSC, it is the first time for the AAA video game.
  • Starting in December 2021, users will be able to register for item drops (such as in-game items or NPCs), and later, this feature will become part of the game itself.
  • The first drop will take place via auction and is scheduled for January 2022. As part of the drop series, gamers worldwide will be able to buy the first-ever metahuman. According to the developers, the metahuman will be an in-game NPC but with the face of the real owner. The second drop will follow in February, and the next ones will be announced on Twitter and Discord.

“At the auction in January, it will indeed be possible to buy an NFT, the right to use your face in the game through NPCs. Also, users will be able to trade this right as an NFT, even before the official game release,” DMarket confirmed.

  • Auctions will be held through DMarket, on a separate landing page. As the company told AIN.UA, the price would be calculated considering the lowest bid, a starting point for bidders to outbid each other. The amount of the opening bid will also include the cost of minting and transfer of a metahuman to the user.
  • According to Vlad Panchenko, CEO and co-founder at DMarket, this is one of the first steps of the game to implement the idea of the metaverse.