Team17 are the latest publisher venturing into controversial NFTs and unsurprisingly, they're the latest to face heavy criticism for it. Following backlash to the Worms publisher's plans, Team17's own partner studios have come out criticising them.
Mostly notably, that includes Aggro Crab, who brought us Going Under in 2020, posting an official statement on Twitter regarding the matter. Dropping a few F-bombs, Aggro Crab actively condemned "Team17's decision to produce and engage with NFTs."
Developers Slam Team17 Over NFT Venture
Other developers who also shared the same sentiment as Aggro Crab include Ghost Town Games (Overcooked), Navegante (Greek: Memories of Azur), and SMG (Death Squared). Each studio has expressed their thoughts on Twitter - all of which stand against NFTs.
Team17 will be producing "limited-edition" NFTs based on their Worms franchise of games. A spokesperson told Eurogamer:
Team17 is licencing the Worms brand to our newest third-party partner so they can produce collectible digital artwork based on one of the most beloved IPs in indie games, in a similar way to already available physical merchandise.
They also clarified that Team17 "has no plans to introduce NFTs or play-to-earn NFT mechanics into any of its indie games label titles." We'll keep you informed as this story develops.