Following a backlash from fans, Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World has scrapped plans to release NFT.

The producers of Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl have announced that they are abandoning their idea to incorporate NFTs tied to the next post-apocalyptic game “after hearing criticism.” The team’s first objective, according to the corporation, is to protect the interests of its supporters and players. GSC Game World is developing and publishing the first-person shooter game, which will be released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S in April 2022. GSC Game World has announced that by utilizing blockchain technology, the community will be able to own a piece of the game.

Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, a sequel to the 2009 cult classic Stalker: Call of Pripyat, announced on Wednesday that it will be collaborating on digital products with NFT platform DMarket. One of the NFTs they planned to give would have allowed the owner to become a “metahuman,” which would have converted them into a gaming non-player character (NPC).

The upgrade occurred after many gamers voiced their displeasure with the notion by generating memes on Twitter and Reddit. Some fans have even stated that they will not purchase Stalker 2. GSC quickly presented an explanation, but the fans were unconvinced.

The backlash might be due in part to the company’s failure to explain why it wanted to introduce NFTs tied to the popular game in the first place.

The administration has voiced worry that cryptocurrency may be used to deceive investors, as well as to support terrorist operations and money laundering.

The crypto market was recently jolted by rumors that the Indian Parliament’s agenda included a measure that sought to outlaw any private cryptocurrencies from functioning in the nation. The agenda also said that the government intends to introduce an official digital currency for India.

It should be noted, however, that this exact identical measure was also scheduled for the Budget Session but was not considered at the time.

The finance ministry’s plan is currently seeking cabinet clearance before it is sent to Parliament.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was momentarily hijacked, resulting in a message declaring that India had “formally recognised Bitcoin as legal cash.”

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