Bored Ape Yacht Club has unveiled its plans to develop an NFT game, featuring its bored monkeys, and expected in 2022.
NFTs in video games and blockchain games are linked but not alike. If big game publishers are gradually getting started, like Ubisoft, we can also count on major players in the crypto industry and such as BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club). Yuga Labs, who initiated the initiative, plans to develop an NFT game by 2022.
King of NFT
If the name of Bored Ape Yacht Club means nothing to you, it is a collection of works of art featuring monkeys, dressed in original outfits, accessories or with different coats. At the dawn of the NFT era, these works, numbering 10,000 in total, managed to gain little popularity, until their selling price exploded. Today, many celebrities have their share of the pie, such as athletes or artists. Only one of these works, which are sold in Ethereum, can reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars on the counter.
Yuga Labs therefore decided to take advantage of this notoriety to embark on another lucrative industry, while using its knowledge in terms of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. With the help of Animoca Brands, the creator will develop a play-to-earn video game. This new category of video games assumes that the more efficient players are in-game, the more money they earn in real life. Quite often, the money earned is donated in crypto, which can be beneficial for subsequent resale.
At the moment, we do not know anything about the content of the game and no trailer has been shared by the studio. However, we know that the tokens used will be those of Bored Ape and that the title is expected for the second quarter of 2022 at the earliest. We will therefore have to wait a few more months, or at least a few weeks, before having a little more information about it.
In the meantime, the debate around NFT games does not seem to be over. If all the major players in the gaming world do not agree on the ethics of these games, one can also wonder how the law considers these games which have a strong speculative connotation. Indeed, often qualified as scams, NFTs have not succeeded in attracting everyone, and the versatile aspect of cryptocurrencies could pose a problem, especially for underage players.