Square Enix sees NFTs as solution to problem that can be solved right now without them

Jonathan Bolding for PC Gamer:

[SE President Yosuke Matsuda] is unreservedly enthusiastic about the idea that “token economies” will provide those who ‘play to contribute’ with an explicit incentive beyond “such inconsistent personal feelings as goodwill and volunteer spirit.”

People that create in-game content can be rewarded in ways that don’t involve NFTs. Why not DLC or, you know, money?

NFTs today bring nothing to the table but add a layer of complexity to existing systems we’ve been using for years. This is another way for a billion dollar company to “reward” creators by spending as little money as possible. Sad stuff.