Team17 U-Turns on their MetaWorms NFT project following backlash
Nobody liked Team17's NFT project
Published: 2nd February 2022 | Source: Team17 |
Team17's ends its NFT program following backlash from gamers and developers
Yesterday, Team17 revealed its "environmentally friendly" MetaWorms NFT project, an announcement that immediately recieved a backlash from the company's fans and developers alike.
Ghost Town Games, the developers of Overcooked, and Aggro Crab Games have released statements that are strictly anti-NFT, with Aggro Crab going so far as to "condemn Team17's decision to produce and engage with NFTs". Aggre Crab has also stated that they "will not be working with them [Team17] on further titles".
Now, Team17 has announced the end of their MetaWorms NFT project, stating that they have listened to their team, development partners, and games communities. In less than 24 hours, Team18 has announced and backed away from NFTs.
Team17's attempt at NFT monetisation failed miserably, with gamers seeing through the buzz words and seeing the project as the needless money-grab that it is. The "MetaWorms NFT Project", the merger of the Worms brand with the "Metaverse" and "NFT" buzzwords, should be seen a little more than a cash-in for their Worms IP. What's most indefensible about this project is that it doesn't benefit gamers in any tangible ways.
This is not the first time that a developer has u-turned on planned NFT projects, with GSC Game World famously backing away from its Stalker 2 NFT plans last year.