S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 developers cancel their NFT plans due to backlash

On December 15, 2021, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 developer GSC Game World, along with DMarket, announced the creation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse, where players could own a piece of the game as NFT. Two days later, the company announced that it canceled the idea because fans of the game series did not like it, as GSC Game World posted on Twitter.

What kind of backlash are we talking about? If to look at the replies under the company’s previous tweet about the metaverse, you can see responses such as: “This is deeply disappointing”, “I won’t buy this game if it’s NFT”, “I lost interest in the game”, etc. There are similar comments in the Reddit thread, which has been locked by the authors because the discussion has become “uncivilized.”

AIN.UA is awaiting comments from the developers on the situation.

The next-gen sequel to the cult game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is expected to be released in April 2022. It is already available for pre-order. There is not too much information about the game. According to the developers, it will be a mix of shooter and horror with a rich atmosphere.