Whereas we’re nonetheless ready/dreading to see what Sq. Enix’s NFT plans are on the subject of video video games, the writer has right this moment introduced that its newest blockchain tokens are going to be associated to some bodily Remaining Fantasy VII merch.
Each an upcoming motion determine and a few collector’s playing cards are going to have NFTs bundled with them, so if you happen to purchase the tangible merchandise you get a digital copy (within the case of the determine) or a bonus digital card (within the case of the playing cards). You too can get a certificates of authenticity for each, once more as a token on the blockchain.
Whereas the playing cards gained’t go on sale for some time, you possibly can pre-order the determine now. It’s Cloud as he seems in Remaining Fantasy VII, standing round six inches tall and together with some interchangeable arms. You should buy the determine by itself for $130, or purchase a model that features the digital copy alongside it for $150.
Perhaps the corporate has been spooked by the damaging public reception to its general NFT plans and is dipping only a single toenail within the water right here, however doesn’t this method kinda defeat the entire level? NFTs are presupposed to be about synthetic digital shortage and the supposed ‘worth’ of making one thing that lives on the blockchain. This sounds no completely different to bundling free web shit with an motion determine—whose shortage might be decided by the variety of bodily models it shifts—one thing that has been round for a long time.
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Hilariously, the motion determine isn’t even due out till November 2023, which means there’s an excellent probability the infrastructure wanted to view your digital copy—it is advisable to have a sure blockchain pockets, dealt with by an organization known as Enjin, and the determine and playing cards can solely be considered on a devoted web site—gained’t even be round.
Sq. Enix even acknowledges this! There’s a whole part of the motion determine’s product web page known as “Warning Earlier than Buying”, and take a look at this advantageous print from the press launch:
If the Enjin providers finish or are not offered to Sq. Enix, customers will not be capable of view or use the digital playing cards, digital certificates and digital variations of the determine.