Eve Online creator CCP Games uses NFTs in games


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Eve Online creator CCP Games announced today that it will not be using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in its games.

The Iceland-based game publisher said its goal is to make the Eve universe live on forever, and expects to explore new technologies over time, as it has for the past 19 years since Eve Online originally. debuted as a sci-fi massively multiplayer online game.

Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP, said in the post that the company has been monitoring developments with blockchain and cryptocurrencies for a few years and has reviewed feedback from gamers. He said the CCP believes blockchain technology has a lot of untapped potential, but a lot of work needs to be done on it as well.

“In that regard, we have no plans to add blockchain technology to Eve Online’s global server Tranquility in the near future,” he said. “Over the next few years, Tranquility’s development will focus on building exciting new opportunities on top of the robust foundation built over the past two decades.”

He added: “While we remain intrigued by the technology, for us NFT stands for “Not for Tranquility”. Overall, the EVE IP will continue to push the boundaries of digital economies and virtual worlds – and we will stay outside of TQ. explore.”

While many game companies are rushing into the blockchain and NFT gold rush, a number of gamers and game developers have also come against the use of NFTs because there are many gaps in the technology and the existing games are scam or worthless and otherwise not suitable for triple A gaming.

Here is the full statement from Petursson of the CCP.

There has been a lot of speculation about blockchain technology, NFTs and cryptocurrency and what that means for the future of EVE Online, so I wanted to tackle it.

At CCP, our mission is to make the EVE universe outlive us all: EVE Forever. A big part of this is exploring new technologies and new possibilities – something EVE players know and have always been fascinated with. This philosophy is rooted in the founding of EVE Online; when we created EVE it was seen as too radical and ambitious, but here we are about to celebrate EVE’s 19th anniversary.

Many of us at CCP are following the new frontier that has developed around blockchains and cryptocurrencies in recent years. We’ve read your feedback and we see what you’re seeing too – blockchain technology has both a lot of untapped potential and a lot of work to be done before it’s ready for EVE-scale games.

In that regard, we have no plans to add blockchain technology to EVE Online’s global server Tranquility in the near future. Over the next few years, development for Tranquility will focus on building exciting new opportunities on top of the robust foundation built over the past two decades.

While we remain intrigued by the technology, to us NFT stands for “Not for Tranquility”. Overall, the EVE IP will continue to push the boundaries of digital economies and virtual worlds – and we will continue to explore that beyond TQ.

Fanfest has been out for a month and personally I’m very excited – it’s been two and a half years since our last face-to-face meeting, in London on the EVE World Tour. I look forward to seeing many of you in person again and talking about EVE and our future!

Hilmar Veigar Petursson

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