Beginnings of May Reggie Fils-Aimethe former president of Nintendo of America, released his book Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the top of Nintendo, so he has been giving interviews to promote it. In one of them, he compared the negative reception from gamers to NFT’s to the one that had the micro-transactions in its beginnings.
In an interview last month, Reggie Fils-Aimé had said he is a believer in blockchain technologies and NFTs, since it seems like a good idea to be able to monetize what you play with. Since then, the former president has been criticized, but he still believes that the negative comments will eventually subside, as we see in his most recent interview with GamesBeat.
I guess I’m lucky to have been around in this industry long enough to see parallel situations. When free-to-start mobile experiences started – and in those types of games there were microtransactions or other ways to monetize – there was a segment of the population that did not like this approach. They felt it was disruptive… but today’s experiences, whether you look at Fortnite – you can look at any well-monetized mobile experience and they’re using tactics that, initially, players weren’t excited about.”
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Although Reggie Fils-Aimé thinks it would be a good idea to implement NFTs and blockchain technologies in video games, he emphasizes that they should offer positive experiences to players. However, he believes players won’t embrace these technologies until a good example experience comes first, such as with microtransactions.
Previously, Reggie Fils-Aimé had used Animal Crossing: New Horizons as an example of games in which NFTs could be implemented, saying that “if you want to sell my Animal Crossing island from the latest version for Nintendo Switch, I would like to be able to monetize from that.”
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Nintendo was previously asked if it saw interest in NFTs and the Metaverse, but the company ignored non-fungible tokens, saying it believes they are already an example in the metaverse, as we saw with Animal Crossing: New Horizons a couple of months ago. years.