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PlatinumGames slam NFTs, Konami in new interview

How do they really feel?

PlatinumGames’ leads Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya have lashed out at the practice of non-funginble tokens (NFTs) in games and, specifically, publisher Konami.

“The people who are trying to promote NFTs and partner with gaming companies, their conversations seem extremely one-sided. ‘Hey, you’re going to make money!’ But how does it benefit the user or the creator,” Inaba said in conversation with VGC.

“If I want to spend my time on something, I want it to benefit making good games,” Inana continued.

Kamiya added that he doesn’t see any benefits for players when it comes to NFTs in games.

“In the future, if it’s expanded in a way that has a positive side for users, then maybe I’ll start to be interested in what they do with it. But I’m not seeing that at the moment,” he said.

Finally, when asked if he was surprised that the likes of Konami has expressed its interest in NFTs, Kamiya didn’t hold back.

“Not really. If it smells like money, Konami’s going to be there in a heartbeat,” he said.

Companies like Team17 and GSC Game World have announced plans for NFTs before scrapping them over fan backlash, while the likes of Ubisoft and Konami are rolling with ’em. What’s your stance on NFTs.



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