The Team17 NFT Disaster

Big yikes…

Once again another big company has attempted to jump into the world of NFT’s and quickly backtracked after seeing the incredible amount of hatred and backlash that came from their consumers, who could have seen this coming…

Team17 pride themselves on being the ‘Spirit of Indie’ and yet news has come out after this disastrous move that paint them in a different manner. The biggets outcry about the NFT move actually came internally as many indie studios that worked directly with the publisher outright stated they would not work with the company anymore if they didn’t reverse this decision. This then created a cascade of news about the internal structure of the company and how studios are treated. From the usual awful collection of HR ignoring harassment complaints, pay being dreadful and of course the standard crunch and overtime culture being common at the behest of the studio higher-ups. Such problems are a shame as from the outside Team17 seemed to be doing fine but it’s clear that the rot is settling from within and even indie focused studios are suffering the same issues that plague AAA development. I just hope that things will get better for them.

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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