Stalker 2 has become the latest game to enter the controversial world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The game’s developer GSC Game World has announced that it’s teaming up with NFT trading platform DMarket to use blockchain technology that it claims will “let the community own a piece of Stalker 2”.
Starting this month, players can register for items drops, the first of which will be an auction and will allow one player to become an NPC in the game, which is due for release on PC and Xbox Series X/S in April 2022.
Or, as GSC Game World puts it, it will “initiate [its] Metaversial bridge” and bring a “new digital era and unique meta experience you’ve never had before”.
Stalker 2 - gameplay trailer
GSC Game World claims: “As part of the drop series, the first-ever metahuman will be released and exposed to hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide.
“In-game, the metahuman will appear as an ‘NPC’, or a non-playable character. The face of the real owner will be recreated in the game by using photogrammetry technology, resulting in the highest possible level of realism.”
A second NFT drop will happen in February with what GSC refers to as “high secretive genesis packs”, with following drops to be announced on Twitter and Discord.
GSC Game World is the latest in a line of developers and publishers that are embracing NFTs, despite what appears to be a sizeable degree of resistance from players.