Peter Molyneux is still around, and he's making a blockchain/NFT game


The new battle royale?

“A Peter Molyneux NFT.” Enough said. Now I have your attention.

Announced this past weekend, Peter Molyneux’s studio 22cans is launching a new game in 2022 called Legacy, and surprise! It promises the moon. Here’s the synopsis before I get to the monetary aspect, which is no doubt the entire reason this game exists:

Legacy is a creative entrepreneur’s dream come true, an opportunity for players to build their very own business, designing their very own products from a huge array of possibilities as they create a business empire the likes of which the world has never seen!”

Sitting down? This game is utilizing both NFT and blockchain tech. Molyneux claims you can “EARN” in the game, as you balance a happy workforce and the efficiency of your operation: “owning a Land NFT allows you to start your own in-game blockchain business association in Legacy. You will be able to play Legacy, while earning and owning your gameplay. LegacyCoin (LEGACY) is a new Cryptocurrency lying on the Ethereum blockchain which complies with the tried and trusted ERC-20 token standard.”

Naturally, all of this is extremely dependent on long-term growth and sustainability (as well as a degree of trust), which isn’t something Molyneux is known for anymore. So at one point, there was fun to be had with Molyneux mucking about the gaming industry, but I’m just not feeling it anymore. Given the high short-term gains of some NFT ventures this could fund his studio for a while longer, but seeing 22cans come out with mediocre games only to eventually abandon them is more sad than entertaining.

No three words have instilled more fear in my heart this year than: “Molyneux, blockchain, and NFT” in the same sentence. Was Molyneux actually an NFT this entire time?

I guess this is what the below version of Legacy (shown off in 2019) became?