Game development

YouTuber Dr Disrespect, banned from Twitch, launches gaming NFTs on Polygon

YouTuber and “Call of Duty” streamer Dr Disrespect launched his game development studio Midnight Society in December, and the brand is now releasing 10,000 “Founders Access” NFTs for early community members.

Dr Disrespect’s NFT announcement comes shortly after the creator tweeted that he has resolved his legal dispute with Twitch and is “moving on” after being banned from the live-streaming platform indefinitely in the summer of 2020. He did not say if he remains banned.

NFT are the unique tokens that exist on a blockchain like Ethereum and prove the holder’s ownership of a digital or physical asset. In games, NFTs can indicate ownership of in-game assets, such as cosmetic skins for weapons or characters.

Dr Disrespect’s game NFTs, which will exist on the Polygon block chain, will cost $50 each. Per the Midnight Society website, Founders pass will not give paid players any benefits, but holders will get early access to game builds, a profile picture usable in Midnight Society games, access to studio events, and voting rights on game features.

Midnight Society co-founder Robert Bowling hails from Infinity Ward, the creator of “Call of Duty,” and considers NFTs an important part of Midnight’s gaming ecosystem.

“We’re using blockchain for Access Passes specifically because we envision it being a cross-platform membership that will cover not only our first game (codename: Project Moon), but all the games we release to the future (whether developed by us or not),” Bowling said. Decrypt by MP Twitter.

“This technology has allowed us to build something that can be operated by us but doesn’t need to be controlled by us, and can instead be developed and developed by the community,” he said. added.

While Midnight Society Founders Passes may provide holders with unique avatars, collectors will not be able to market their NFTs as others have done with their bored monkeysand now their CryptoPunks. After the initial mint or primary sale, Founders Pass holders will only be able to buy and sell them on secondary NFT marketplaces like OpenSea and Rarible.

Dr Disrespect’s NFTs have already received a few backlash on Twitter from gamers, even though the project’s marketing avoids calling Founders Passes NFT. (The Midnight Society’s website says the access passes use “environmentally friendly NFT technology.”) It’s not the first gaming brand to get shot at by players when it has announced the NFTs: UbisoftSTALKER 2 developers, and “Towards developers encountered similar responses when making NFTs.

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