Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.
GSC Game World, the developers of the upcoming Stalker 2, today announced the Stalker Metaverse. This blockchain-based tech will allow gamers to own part of the game, giving them access to unique items.
GSC partnered with DMarket, a platform for metaverse tech and NFT trading, to develop the technology, which it claims is a first for a AAA game. According to GSC, players will be able to register for item drops, and as part of the drop series, “the first-ever metahuman will be released and exposed to hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide.” The metahuman will appear as an NPC in Stalker 2, and will have the face of its human owner — three metahumans will be selected in total. The first item drop takes place this month, while the next is in February.
Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World, said in a statement, “Considering the global trends in gaming, we can do more than just offer an immersive game experience. Our players can get a deeper presence in the game, and we will give them this opportunity by presenting the first AAA game with a unique meta experience.”
GSC adds that all drops will have no effect on the actual gameplay of Stalker 2, nor will it give any player an advantage over another.
The 2nd Annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit and GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2
Vlad Panchenko, CEO of DMarket, said in a statement, “Video game developers worldwide are expressing their intentions in using the blockchain and other beneficial technologies while GSC is already there… With the joint efforts of GSC and DMarket, Stalker 2 will become a game of the future and a game for the community.”
GamesBeat’s creed when covering the game industry is “where passion meets business.” What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you — not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it.
How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and “open office” events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties