A scorching potato: Activision Blizzard, an organization with a status tarnished by a number of sexual harassment lawsuits, has been failing to endear itself to customers as soon as once more by making an attempt to gauge curiosity in NFTs, which nearly all of avid gamers hate. But firm president Mike Ybarra has seemingly confirmed non-fungible tokens aren’t coming to Blizzard video games, not less than not but.
Activision Blizzard, at the moment within the strategy of being acquired by Microsoft, despatched out a YouGov survey to pick followers over the weekend that attempted to gauge curiosity in “rising and future tendencies in gaming.”
So it appears Blizzard/Activision is making an attempt to see if gamers are considering crypto and n.f*t in video games. I bought a survey from them and it’s on the survey. I mentioned very disinterested to them. pic.twitter.com/dIT4bVokDK
— Okage Tadaka BlackLivesMatter CeaseAsianHate (@OTadaka) April 16, 2022
Some of the areas within the survey included platform cross-play, synthetic intelligence content material era, Artificial/Virtual Reality titles, and cloud gaming. While that every one sounds affordable sufficient, there have been a couple of matters that in most avid gamers incite emotions someplace between apathy and downright hatred: the metaverse, play-to-earn video games, and NFTs.
While many individuals would discover a Blizzard survey asking about play-to-earn video games and NFTs unhealthy sufficient, the corporate went that additional mile by ending the questionnaire with a redirection to its Blizzard.web on-line retailer. One person reported that answering “no” to the part that requested in the event that they’d performed any Blizzard video games over the past 12 months ended the survey and opened the store.
@Blizzard_Ent This survey ended with;
A) “thanks” touchdown web page
B) “your responses have been recorded” touchdown web page
C) The Shop
It was C. It was extremely abrupt. I get that you’re a massive firm and there’s a lot of shifting elements however come on! pic.twitter.com/eYRzh6pm0c
— Oaks | Stuart J. (@Oakshadric) April 16, 2022
It seems that Activision Blizzard president Mike Ybarra, previously the company vice chairman at Xbox, was conscious of the controversy surrounding the survey and responded with a tweet that learn, “No one is doing NFTs.” Ybarra was then requested why Blizzard even despatched out the ballot, however he by no means answered. Maybe he simply meant nobody at Blizzard is doing NFTs *but.*
No one is doing NFTs.
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) April 17, 2022
NFTs haven’t been having the perfect of instances recently. From Jack Dorsey’s first tweet receiving a suggestion of $6,200 as a substitute of the $48 million the proprietor anticipated, to F1 Delta Time shutting down and the Axie Infinity hack. As for Blizzard, it was hit with one other sexual harassment lawsuit in March.