Eve Online Has ‘No Plans’ for Blockchain or Crypto
CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson says there are “no plans” to EVE online to implement blockchain technology, cryptocurrency or NFTs anytime soon.
EVE online is an MMORPG that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a spaceship in a large galaxy shared with tens of thousands of players at all times. He’s well known for his massive space battles (and sometimes, his weird crossovers), but there’s one thing he won’t soon to be known: NFTs.
Why EVE online Will not have blockchain, cryptocurrency or NFT
EVE online won’t have blockchain, cryptocurrency, or NFT integration for one simple reason: the developers believe the technology hasn’t matured yet.
CCP Games has a reputation for being willing to try new things in the gaming and MMO spaces; one such example is the fact that it has an economist on staff to manage the player-driven economy. Naturally, developers are always on the lookout for the latest technology, but crypto hasn’t quite conquered them yet.
“On that note, we have no plans to add blockchain technology to EVE Online’s global Tranquility server in the foreseeable future,” read a news post from CCP Hellmar’s Steam Community (via Reddit ). “For the years ahead, Tranquility’s development will focus on creating exciting new opportunities on top of the solid foundations that have been laid over the past two decades.”
“While we remain intrigued by the technology, to us NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’. Overall, EVE IP will continue to push the boundaries of digital economies and virtual worlds – and we will continue to explore this outside of TQ.”
This opinion probably also has internal data to back it up. At the end of last year, CCP Games experimented with the integration of NFTs on the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain at the end of last year. It looks like the results of that experiment – combined with player feedback – culminated in today’s announcement.
Some games rush to incorporate NFTs and others ignore them altogether, but CCP Games stands out as a company that was willing to test the waters and ultimately decided to steer clear of using crypto technology for now. If you’re looking to test the waters with a new MMO, you can start playing EVE online free on PC now; after that you will need to subscribe at $14.95 per month.