Stalker 2

Earlier this week, the developers of the highly-anticipated Xbox 2022 release Stalker 2 announced the game would be implementing NFTs as part of a newly-created "Stalker Metaverse".

GSC Game World CEO Evgeniy Grygorovych at the time explained how "lots of things" had been done improperly in the space, and mentioned how he hoped Stalker 2 would change that. Despite this, fans were not impressed.

In response, the Stalker 2 social account issued a tweet explaining everything in more detail and then deleted it, and now - after even more backlash, the development team has announced the game will no longer include NFTs. Here's the latest update in full via Twitter:

"Dear Stalkers, we hear you. Based on feedback we received we've made a decision to cancel anything NFT-related in Stalker 2. The interests of our fans and players are the top priority for the team. We're making this game for you to enjoy - whatever the cost is. If you care, we care too. With love, GSC Game World Team."

So, there you have it - Stalker 2 will arrive without NFTs in April next year. Are you back on board? Tell us down below.