When requested about his ideas on the current rise of NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology, Fils-Aimé shared that he’s a “believer” within the tech and likes the place it’s headed, calling it a “compelling” expertise. He additional defined that it might be used to assist energy “play-to-own” experiences in video games, letting gamers promote digital gadgets they’ve earned or created in a online game.
“I’m additionally a believer within the idea of ‘play-to-own’ inside video video games,” stated Fils-Aimé. “And I say this as a participant the place I could have invested 50 hours in a sport, 100 hours in a sport…There’s some video games I’ve invested 300 hours in a sport. And once I’m prepared to maneuver on to one thing else, wouldn’t it’s nice to monetize what I’ve constructed?”
Fils-Aimé then provided an instance, suggesting that many of us could be excited by shopping for his Animal Crossing: New Horizons island and the way he would love to have the ability to “monetize that.”
“Blockchain expertise embedded within the code and within the improvement would allow me to try this,” he stated. “So I’m a believer within the expertise and the place it’s headed.”
Probably sensing that his curiosity in blockchain tech might be seen as a nasty look, Fils-Aimé rapidly added that any sort of blockchain-like expertise would want to “make sense for the participant.”
“It could’t simply be an method by the developer that [finds] it’s ‘fascinating’ or it’s a means for them as a ‘improvement entity’ to make more cash, he stated. “Ultimately, it’s bought to be good for the participant. However I see a possibility.”
Whereas Fils-Aimé may even see a possibility in promoting his Animal Crossing island by way of the blockchain, the power for gamers to promote digital gadgets to different gamers in video video games has existed lengthy earlier than the blockchain or NFTs. Even when there weren’t environmental issues with blockchain tech or if it wasn’t typically connected to scams, rug pulls, and different questionable situations, the easy actuality is: NFTs and blockchains don’t must be included in video video games for firms to supply gamers with the power to promote or purchase in-game digital items. It’s additionally not possible that Nintendo, Fils-Aimé’s former employer, would ever permit blockchain expertise to be in any sport launched on the Swap or future Nintendo consoles.
Sorry, Regginator. However, hey, he may at all times simply promote a nugatory NFT of his Animal Crossing island if he actually desires to monetize his time spent enjoying a online game utilizing a terrible technology that is hated by most gamers.