The CEO and Vice President of PlatinumGames shared their negative opinion about the interest of NFTs. Hideki Kamiya has slammed Konami, in reference to the sale of Castlevania digital works.
In a new interview with our colleagues from VGC, two clutches of PlatinumGames opposed the concept of NFTs. On the right corner the CEO Atsushi Inaba and on the left, the vice-president and devil Hideki Kamiya. One of the two made the show more than the other with a punchline that will please Konami.
PlatinumGames has no appetite for NFTs
The interview rose slowly in the towers. Atsushi Inaba concedes that NFTs are a topical issue, without seeing the benefit for creators and users.
I understand that it’s a very fashionable theme and it’s really starting to gain momentum. Currently, we have only focused on profitability for the company that produces them, without showing any positive impact for the creators or users.. It’s frustrating to see what’s going on.
Those who try to promote them and partner with video game companies, their conversations seem very one-sided. Like “And, you will make money!”. How does this benefit the user or creator? If I want to devote my time to something, I want it to be to make good games. With the increase in digital content, I believe that the concept of NFT will grow in importance. I think early adopters just see it as a way to make as much money as possible. To be honest, it’s not something I want to get involved in.
“If he smells money, Konami comes back in the blink of an eye”
This is akin to a clean headshot or “live ammunition” as they say. This acid sentence, it was pronounced by Hideki Kamiyathe man who blocks faster than his shadow on Twitter.
Andy Robinson, the reporter who interviewed him, wanted to know if Kamiya-san was surprised to see Konami jumping on this practice. What he replied :
Not really. If he smells money, Konami comes back in the blink of an eye. Honestly, this topic doesn’t interest me at all. I think what Inaba-san just said resonates with me, because I consider myself more of a user rather than as a businessman. For the moment, there is no interest for users. Later, if it evolves in their favor, maybe I’ll start watching what they do with it. But for now, that is not the case.
For those who missed an episode, Konami has sold 14 Castlevania digital works for over $162,000. One of them even snatched $26,000, while others did not exceed hundreds of dollars. Yes, it’s still a very nice jackpot for something intangible.
Many point to the dangers and abuses of NFTs and despite strong criticism, some players persist. This is precisely the case of Ubisoft and its Quartz portal, which is all except popular with of the community.
With this release, it is not tomorrow the day before that PlatinumGames will be acquired by Konami or that the two will collaborate for a Metal Gear Rising 2. But who knows.
And you, how do you feel about this brand new process? Are there any NFT consumers among you? What do you think of the harsh criticism towards Konami? Do you share it? Tell us all about it in the comments below.