Blizzard and NFTs? It is a collaboration that a few days ago was considered by the fan community. In question, a survey which had revealed the interest of the company for these virtual goods and cryptocurrency. Let’s go back together on this story, which ended recently with a clear answer from the president of Blizzard himself.
The poll that aroused suspicion
Last week, gamers around the world were able to respond to a survey submitted by Blizzard teams, gathering their opinions on various topics. Two of the topics users were asked about were blockchain and cryptocurrency: play-to-earn gaming (earning cryptocurrencies), as well as the NFT’s.
Very quickly, some of the survey respondents began to doubt, what if Blizzard was particularly interested in this type of functionality? The rumor spread and the president of Blizzard himself intervened.
Mike Ybarrapresident of Blizzard Entertainment, responded to a post on Twitter, talking about the company’s potential interest in cryptocurrency and NFTs. “No one makes NFTs” he replied.
A clear, clean and precise answer, which proves that Blizzard is not ready to get into NFTs. The community then seems reassured, even if for some, doubt remains.
Well, that’s reassuring in the short term, but why are you doing a survey then? it seems to be too easy to contradict the rumor after testing the opinions of the public”responded some. Others also pointed to the fact that one of Blizzard’s employees had mentioned the arrival of NFTs in connection with the universe of the mythical MMMORPG, World of Warcraft.
The Sam Didier case
Sam Didier is the artistic director of Blizzard Entertainment. He has worked on most of the artwork for World of Warcraft licenses, StarCraft and Diablo. Recently, he showed on Twitter his special interest in NFTs, announcing that one of his works would become one.
Although this is a work of Sam Didier and the decision is entirely his, the community cannot help but associate this decision with the wishes of Blizzard. It is important to specify that, while this isan artwork related to the World of Warcraft universeit’s not because Sam Didier makes NFTs that Blizzard will.
The answer from the president of the company remains quite clear, and it seems that Blizzard does not intend to launch NFTs, or other content related to the blockchain. Rest assured, fans of the fantastic universe of Activision Blizzard games, NFTs are not for now!
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