Gamescom, perhaps the most important gaming trade fair in the world, will open its doors to gamblers of all stripes on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. It has been three years since the last time there was paddling, cosplaying and marveling at the latest technical achievements of the industry in the exhibition halls of the Rhine metropolis.
Industry celebrity Geoff Keighley gave deep insights into what the studios have been working on in recent years in his two-hour Opening Night Live (ONL). From flying goats to sword-wielding conquerors, divers, astronauts – everything was there. What was completely missing so far: blockchain, crypto, NFTs.
Gamescom: Gamblers vs crypto
No wonder, one might think, because Gamescom is considered the largest trade fair, especially for gamers, and as you know, most of them are not big fans of technology and current trends in the crypto market.
That’s also why BTC-ECHO is live on site to chat with studios, developers, cosplayers and fans and to get up to speed with the industry. Is it really that bad about the acceptance of play-To-Earn and NFTs in games?
Or did giant publishers like Square Enix and Ubisoft recognize the signs of the times? They have ventured into the crypto space in the past. And sometimes received sharp criticism from the industry and the players. Even Electronic Arts (EA) retreated due to the player reactions to a foray into the field.