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Former GTA 5 Boss’ New Game Responds to NFT and Crypto Issues – GameSpot

The developer behind the ambitious Everywhere game, which was unveiled at Gamescom this week, has spoken out to discuss whether the game will use NFTs.

In a Reddit post by Ethan Gach, the studio said it became aware of “some talk” on Everywhere regarding NFTs and cryptocurrencies. People have noticed that Build A Rocket Boy studio, former GTA boss Leslie Benzies, is hiring for blockchain-related positions. Build A Rocket Boy has three open positions related specifically to blockchain and NFTs.

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According to the studio’s new statement, these are “research positions.” The team is exploring what could be possible with blockchain and NFTs.

“We don’t like to abandon new technologies just because others haven’t found a solution for them yet. We are building Everywhere on Unreal Engine 5, not on blockchain. We are creating a new world for gamers where we come together to play, watch, create, share and more,” the studio said.

Blockchain and NFTs have been criticized by some and accepted by others. For example, some studios are taking a hard line on NFTs, while others in the industry, such as former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim, believe that NFTs and blockchain have a lot of positive potential.

Everywhere is scheduled to launch in 2023. A press release from Build A Rocket Boy states that Everywhere aims to “blur the line between reality and the digital world”.

The developer said he “didn’t try to make a normal game”. Instead, the studio aims to create “a whole new world for gamers” where they can play, watch, share, create and spend time with friends.

“Our intent has always been to push the boundaries of what video games can be while delivering an innovative player-centric experience,” said Benzies. “The team we have built and the partners we have trained since inception have come together around a shared vision that we are bringing to life. It’s exciting to be a part of this and we look forward to sharing more about Everywhere in the coming months. »

As for the GTA series, Rockstar is currently developing Grand Theft Auto 6 and the studio appears to be hiring right now.

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