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EA Sports activities companions with Nike to deliver NFT gear to video games – Destructoid
It’s In The Recreation (Nevertheless it doesn’t exist)
One other week, one other tedious story of wealthy males leaping on a bandwagon simply because the wheels fall off. Digital Arts has introduced that its EA Sports activities division is partnering with multi-million greenback clothes firm Nike in a brand new endeavor that may deliver blockchain components to the previous’s vary of standard sports activities titles.
EA Sports activities will work in alignment with Nike Digital Studios to be able to deliver the sportswear producer’s new NFT vary, generally known as “.Swoosh“, to the studio’s vary of annual releases. One would assume this refers to titles corresponding to EA Sports activities FC (previously FIFA), Madden, and EA Sports activities PGA Tour. Particulars weren’t launched on how the controversial blockchain expertise could be included into its video video games, however the writer famous that particulars will comply with within the close to future.
— .SWOOSH (@dotSWOOSH) June 1, 2023
“In future EA Sports activities titles, EA Sports activities and Nike plan to make choose .Swoosh digital creations out there permitting members and gamers distinctive new alternatives for self-expression and creativity by means of sport and magnificence,” stated EA in a press release. “Working with .Swoosh, we’ll deliver creativity and self-expression to the forefront for followers as they join, compete, and share their love for sport.”
Digital Arts’ foray into blockchain comes at a time when a number of recreation publishers take a second swing at making the “Faux Shit for Tons of Cash” tech fly for the gaming group. This comes at a time when quite a few studios, corresponding to Ubisoft, Team17, Sq. Enix, and Sega have been brutally lambasted for making an attempt to marry gaming with the metaverse, and a full yr after the NFT market has noticed an enormous drop in Google searches. This isn’t even to talk of the entire collapse of shops corresponding to FTX and the full money-wasting embarrassment of Meta.
Regardless, the drive continues to make the NFT/gaming synergy occur, with brow-furrowing, boneheaded fits nonetheless totally bumfuzzled as to why this costly, unsustainable market that they don’t perceive and can’t management is solely not taking.