Game NFT, GameFi, Play to Earn, Blockchain and even Metaverse, those are exactly the hottest keywords at the moment. Many people think that it is the trend of the future, the common destination for the development of the game industry in the world. But at the same time, there is no shortage of opinions against this allegation, even saying that NFT games are dividing the gaming industry around the world. Everyone has their own right, but there is no denying the fact that the NFT game has been and is still one of the most controversial topics. Recently, Tencent – a giant in the world gaming industry continues to create endless discussions when officially joining this race.
Specifically, French mobile video game startup backed by Tencent, Voodoo has announced its entry into the Play to Earn (P2E) non-fungible token (NFT) game industry. According to company officials, Voodoo has decided to invest over $200 million in blockchain technology development next year to further develop its P2E NFT project. Speaking to the media, CEO Alex Yazdi shared: “This particular blockchain will disrupt the gaming industry, as players are used to buying digital assets… play real ownership of their digital assets, create deeper interaction between players with collecting, trading, selling digital currency and in-game assets to increase fun and engaging experience”.
But at the same time, he also emphasized that this will not kill the current traditional games, but only contribute to building the NFT game empire to become stronger.
Tencent’s move is said to be quite in line with the current trend. However, it at the same time continues to raise controversy about the division of the game industry when just recently, the Korean government has just ordered major mobile app stores like Google Play. , the App Store blocks any game that requires an in-app purchase before playing. This can be seen as a move aimed directly at the NFT game market – which is also booming in Korea.
Then, the controversy about the NFT game continued endlessly. Tencent’s entry is not necessarily a good sign when it comes to remembering, even a giant like Ubisoft has encountered countless criticisms as soon as it integrates NFT technology. Not to mention, another big guy, Valve, has also boycotted NFT games. It is not known whether the trend of the future or not, but for sure, NFT games are causing a huge divide right in the world game industry.