At EVO 2022, PlayStation is asking gamers via a survey about what sort of NFTs they’d be occupied with buying.
On Twitter, person snorlaxownz posted a screenshot of a survey they obtained from PlayStation asking, “Which of the next NFT/Digital Collectibles would you most be occupied with buying?” The solutions embrace EVO-branded collectibles, favourite music artists, favourite esports gamers and groups, PlayStation gadgets, and favourite recreation characters.
IGN confirmed the survey ourselves at EVO, suggesting on the very least PlayStation is gauging person curiosity for NFTs on the occasion.
— Snorlax Ownz (@snorlaxownz) August 5, 2022
PlayStation beforehand addressed NFTs earlier than. Final month, Sony launched a brand new PlayStation Stars loyalty program that allowed gamers to earn digital collectibles comparable to collectible figurines of its iconic characters. Nevertheless, Sony clarified that these digital collectibles in this system should not NFTs as they don’t make the most of any blockchain expertise.
Niko Companions analyst Daniel Ahmad notes that this survey at EVO isn’t associated to the PlayStation Stars program and that the time period “digital collectibles” is simply only a time period that’s generally used interchangeably with NFTs.
The gaming trade has been vocal in opposition to NFTs. Huge gamers comparable to Valve banned NFTs from Steam, and Xbox’s Phil Spencer says that NFTs, of their present iteration, are extra exploitative than artistic. Different firms, nonetheless, like Sq. Enix have began to embrace them. Sq. Enix just lately began promoting a Last Fantasy VII determine of Cloud that capabilities as a NFT.
PlayStation acquired EVO final 12 months. It’s unclear what stance Sony is taking in direction of NFTs, because the PlayStation Stars program doesn’t have them. Nevertheless, this survey at EVO implies that they might nonetheless be into consideration.
George Yang is a contract author for IGN. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @yinyangfooey