Aaand, it’s gone! Team17 pulls plug on NFT play due to community feedback
Earlier, we reported on a brand new collaborative project between both Reality Gaming Group and the Worms developer Team17. Now, however, it looks like the plug has been pulled on MetaWorms by the latter. According to a press release sent out by the company, the decision was made in response to community feedback on the NFT project.
“Team17 is today announcing an end to the MetaWorms NFT project. We have listened to our teamsters, development partners, and our games’ communities, and the concerns they’ve expressed, and have therefore taken the decision to step back from the NFT space.”
Citing one member of the Twitter community, the reception of NFTs was less than amicable:
“Good decision, NFTs are nothing but bad news.”
To say that this is a rare thing to happen would be wholly untrue, however. While mainstream developers and companies are warming or exploring NFTs and blockchain; examples include Electronic Arts, Square Enix and Epic Games. There have been others, like Steam and Roblox which have expressed opposition or scepticism towards them, or projects like Quartz which have kicked up a lot of negative responses.
It does go to show that, for all of the progress made within the blockchain and NFT space, impressions remain mixed between developers and their communities.