It seems that free-to-play MMO Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, which lately launched worldwide, is tied up with the blockchain. Builders Netmarble have additionally mentioned that they are seeking to implement NFTs in to the sport by the tip of the 12 months.
Tanking the entire goodwill inherent in its Ghibli aesthetic, Netmarble’s website states:
“Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds employs a gameplay-based blockchain system, giving gamers who take pleasure in Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds the chance to play to earn tokens via gameplay.
Gamers can purchase two varieties of tokens within the Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds blockchain system, and our workforce will do our greatest to protect the token values.”
The phrase “do our greatest” is placing in loads of work there, when you ask me!
Many gamers within the recreation’s official Discord are asking for the blockchain components to be eliminated. Probably the most standard posts states that the mixing “in its present kind, is ruining the sport and enjoyable.” That is as a result of one in every of Netmarble’s promoted currencies can be utilized to mechanically buy among the greatest gear within the recreation. The place these things have been as soon as obtainable via gacha pulls, giving all gamers no less than some probability to get fortunate, they’re now solely buyable through the sport’s tie-in to the crypto financial system.
The builders’ roadmap on their web site additionally quietly states that NFTs might be within the recreation by This autumn 2022, although what kind these will take will not be but clear. It has many particulars on precisely how gamers will be capable to faff about exchanging in-game foreign money for tokens for Netmarble’s particular cryptocurrency for different cryptos and so forth and so forth, which I cannot be making an attempt to summarise right here as a result of I’ve however one life on this inexperienced earth.
Netmarble, South Korea’s greatest cell video games firm, wrote in a blogpost a couple of days in the past that they’re “strategically on monitor towards establishing a sustainable, multilateral, and dependable blockchain recreation ecosystem.” They’ve already applied it into battle royale MMORPG A3: Nonetheless Alive alongside Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, and say they’ve extra deliberate for the longer term.