On January 31, Team17 revealed its Worms NFTs. The response from many followers has been disappointment and even revulsion on the collaboration between Team17 and Actuality Gaming Group. Although the companies are claiming that these merchandise will probably be “low vitality consuming” it nonetheless contributes to the broader ecosystem of crypto and truthfully, these NFTs are simply form of ugly proper? However it seems nobody is extra upset, nevertheless, than a few of Team17’s builders.
Team17 is chargeable for not solely creating the Worms collection but in addition publishing a load of different indie properties. This consists of titles corresponding to Overcooked and Going Below, developed by Ghost City Video games and Aggro Crab Video games respectively. With the announcement of the Worms NFT assortment, these two studios have come ahead and spoken out in opposition to Team17’s determination to have interaction with crypto and guarantee their gamers that they need no half in it.
Ghost City Video games posted an announcement on Twitter that claims: “Hey there. We at Ghost City Video games simply needed to reassure you all that Overcooked (and any of our future video games) won’t ever interact with NFTs. We do not assist NFTs. We predict they carry too nice an environmental and social value. We additionally need to ask folks to be sort when voicing their issues to their pleasant neighbourhood neighborhood managers.”
Aggro Crab Video games, however, additionally posted an announcement with a stronger tone to their opinion of NFTs. It acknowledged *ahem*: “We at Aggro Crab condemn Team17’s determination to supply and interact with NFTs. We consider NFTs can’t be environmentally pleasant, or helpful, and actually are simply an general fucking grift. Please don’t harass workers at Crew 17 or the devs below their umbrella, as this determination appears to have taken everybody off guard and certain got here from the very prime.
“Evidently we is not going to be working with them on future titles and encourage different indie builders to do the identical until this determination is reversed. I fucking hate it right here.—Nick and Caelan.”
It is unlucky that Team17’s determination is having such a detrimental affect on builders, particularly those that immediately work for Team17 and had been blindsided by this enterprise transfer. Maybe extra builders will converse out when the chance arises. And who is aware of, generally folks again out of NFT plans after seeing the outrage they trigger, as voice actor Troy Baker did.