PUBG creator Brendan Greene has revealed his subsequent recreation – a blockchain-powered metaverse title.
Throughout an interview with Hit Points, the 45-year-old recreation developer revealed that Artemis, his subsequent recreation, will characteristic NFTs, the metaverse, and blockchain.
“[Artemis] will probably be a platform that we take part within the upkeep of, perhaps,” he defined. “Nevertheless it’s one thing that anybody can plug into, and everybody can host a little bit of themselves.”
Artemis will reportedly let gamers make something they like as half of a big, open world. However now, it appears to be like as if the mission will incorporate blockchain.
“I used to be fascinated with this concept of digital areas, locations the place there are not any actual guidelines however a set of programs that you should use,” defined Greene. “That fascinated me, and nonetheless does. I by no means thought of simply strolling away.”
Blockchain is usually pitched as a manner for gamers to contribute to a recreation’s improvement, however many builders have come out towards the know-how with the likes of Minecraft outright banning the use of NFTs or blockchain.
Greene insists that Artemis is not about being profitable. “The one manner this exists is that if it’s made for everybody, and it’s not made for cash,” he stated. Nevertheless, he additionally confirmed that gamers will be capable of “extract worth” from their creations by promoting in-game gadgets to different gamers.
Regardless of the skepticism, Greene says he’ll proceed regardless.
“I’m simply going to do what I’m going to do,” he stated. “Nevertheless it doesn’t matter if it’s known as the metaverse. I don’t care what individuals need to name it.”
After all, Greene received’t be the primary developer to get into the metaverse. Bandai Namco not too long ago revealed it’s spent an enormous $130 million on an upcoming metaverse project. To not point out Epic Games and LEGO working together on a child-safe metaverse mission.
Fairly how the Artemis metaverse will take form stays to be seen. However the addition of NFTs and blockchain positive isn’t going to win over the critics.
Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter.