CCP Rejects EVE Online NFTs: 'Not For Tranquility'
CCP rejects EVE Online NFTs.
The technology has untapped potential but it’s not yet ready for games like EVE, they said.
In EVE Online’s Alliance Tournament XVII, CCP Games announced in December 2021 that NFTs would feature prominently.
The implementation of NFTs was strictly a measured bonus for the annual tourney.
The reaction from the players was negative.
When CCP announced a crossover between EVE Online and Doctor Who, the pushback strengthened.
The tonal clash between the two properties made fans unhappy.
It started to make more sense in the eyes of some players.
He said that NFTs and blockchain technology are potentially cool.
Many of us at CCP have been following the new frontier that has been developing around blockchains and cryptocurrencies for the past few years.
We’ve read your feedback and we also see what you see—blockchain tech has both a lot of untapped potential and a lot of work needed before being ready for EVE-scale games, they said.
On that note, we have no plans to add blockchain technology into EVE Online’s global server Tranquility for the foreseeable future. For the coming years, development for Tranquility will focus on building.
Exciting new opportunities on top of the robust foundation that has been laid over the past two decades. While we remain intrigued by the technology, for us, NFT stands for 'Not for Tranquility', they said.