Indie game store itch.io calls NFTs “a scam” in fiery statement

Indie game marketplace itchi.io has clarified its stance on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), calling them a “scam” in a fiery statement posted on its social media accounts.

In one Twitter thread posted on Sunday, the company issued a statement in response to people asking about its position on NFTs.

“NFTs are a scam,” he said. “If you believe they are legitimately useful for anything other than creator exploitation, financial scams, and planet destruction, we ask that you please re-evaluate your lifestyle choices.

“Also, fuck any company that says they support creators and also endorse NFTs in any way. They only care about their own profit and the opportunity for wealth before anyone else.

“Especially given the discourse now readily available regarding NFT issues. How can you be so dense?

NFTs are unique, non-interchangeable units of data stored on a blockchain (a form of digital ledger), which effectively allow users to own, buy, and sell digital items such as game items or artwork.

Many gaming companies have already started selling digital items as NFTs, such as Ubisoft and Konami, while others like Square Enix have expressed enthusiasm for the tech trend.

However, itch.io’s statement is the latest example of the growing backlash against NFTs from many gamers and developers.

Last week, Team17 quickly backed away from its plans to enter the NFT space after the program received public criticism from a number of development studios whose games were recently distributed by the editor.

A number of other NFT programs have been canceled following negative reception, with the likes of prolific video game voice actor Troy Baker and Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World backtracking on plans. following backlash.

Other companies, however, have been more resistant to criticism of their NFT plans, with one Ubisoft executive recently claiming that gamers “just don’t get it”.