In the near future, Minecraft could be pulled into the fast-developing world of play-to-earn. As part of a press release, Swiss firm GAIMIN revealed plans to introduce a ‘metaverse environment’ featuring NFTs and play-to-earn mechanics in Minecraft. Reportedly, this release will feature what GAIMIN refers to as ‘play-to-earn 2.0’, with players ‘not even needing to be playing to earn assets’.
However, there are concerns from the community regarding the integration of metaverse content within what is essentially a game for children. While there are plenty of ‘grown gamers’ enjoying Minecraft, there can be no doubting the fact that it’s built primarily for younger gamers. Currently, GAIMIN, a company already neck-deep in the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency, hasn’t voiced any concerns about this issue of morality.
Make Money With Minecraft NFTS
As we head into 2022, GAIMIN has a broad vision set up for bringing the worlds of gaming and crypto ever closer together. In a Tweet posted on the 11th of January, GAIMIN stated that it sought to become the ‘leading gaming tech company’, announcing the launch of an advanced esports team. Furthermore, the announcement came just days after the launch of the GAIMIN Genesis NFT collection.
This Minecraft-focused venture would effectively introduce play-to-earn mechanics to the ten-year-old game. When players seek to get involved with GAIMIN’s project, they’ll install a sophisticated plug-in that ‘provides a dedicated metaverse’ for Minecraft. This will effectively permit players to use NFTs and ‘blockchain-based components’ within Minecraft, a game that they already enjoy.
In a statement, Joseph Turney, the Chief Gaming Officer at GAIMIN, said:
Minecraft is our first target for blockchain and gaming technology. We have developed our own Metaverse environment for Minecraft entirely based on blockchain and NFT technology. Minecraft players can access our Minecraft environment through the GAIMIN platform, play Minecraft, and passively generate GMRX rewards for in-game use.
Reportedly launching in February, the GAIMIN Minecraft project will give players the opportunity to earn cryptocurrency while playing the game. As soon as the GAIMIN token is listed, ‘GMRX’ will acquire intrinsic value, and players will be able to use it to trade NFTs and other cryptocurrencies.
Expanding The Metaverse
Following the introduction of the Minecraft play-to-earn project, GAIMIN intends to influence other developers to follow in its footsteps. The CEO of GAIMIN has explained that the company will eventually provide an SDK that can be used by developers working with the Unreal platform. As one of the most common development platforms going into 2022, this would unlock untold Metaverse potential for developers around the world.
Since 2017, GAIMIN has worked to empower the gaming community, at least where the blockchain is concerned. Its chief goal is pushing players to essentially monetise the computational power of their high-end gaming PCs. Should this project be a success, it could be a generational leap ahead for the firm, and a milestone for play-to-earn in general.