GSC Game World and Ubisoft Face Backlash About NFT Inclusion

GSC Game World (developer of the popular Stalker gaming franchise) and Ubisoft are facing backlash over NFT elements being included in their games. GSC Game World, the developer of the Stalker video game franchise, has abandoned these plans. Ubisoft however is moving forward and announced a partnership to in order to store images from its NFT platform.

GSC Game World and Ubisoft Use Different Approaches

Two game developers who recently announced NFT elements in their upcoming and current games are facing backlash from gamers on this topic. Each one is doing it in a different way. GSC Game World, the creators of Stalker, has announced that they will not include NFT elements in Stalker 2, a upcoming game. Twitter statement from the company:

We are listening. We have listened to your feedback and decided to cancel any NFT-related S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Our top priority is to serve the interests of both players and fans. This game is for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the cost. If you care, we care, too.

GSC Game World previously stated that any sales would be used to improve the game and make it even more enjoyable.

Ubisoft Pushes Forward

Despite the criticisms from users, developers are not hesitant to continue with their plans. Ubisoft, a game company, announced today that it has partnered with to provide a decentralized storage solution. This allows Ubisoft Quartz to save images and information for each NFT stored in its NFT market. According to the PR statement, this partnership was:

NFT metadata will be stored in’s fully distributed storage system with over 70 nodes. All NFT ownership information will be tracked on Tezos.

Quartz, the platform used by Ubisoft to provide NFTs to games such as Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has been in operation since December 9. It was launched on the Tezos blockchain. Ubisoft claims that the platform will be energy-efficient and playable NFTs. However, the announcement of the platform on December 8 was met with almost universal criticism. Youtube users disliking the platform at 95%.