It’s a no from Rovio on NFTs and play to earn (for now)


Rovio said it has no plans for NFT or play to earn games as it posted its latest financial results earlier today.

Portfolio leaders Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Dream Blast and Angry Birds Friends helped push Q421 group revenue up to EUR 78.9m, a 15.2% year-on-year rise. 

Within that, new acquisition Ruby Games, maker of Hunter Assassin, pulled in EUR 4.2m revenue in its first full quarter as part of Rovio.

And in the post-results investor call, Rovio CEO Alex Pelletier-Normand responded to the inevitable blockchain question by saying:

“We don’t have plans [to] release games using blockchain technology as we speak.

“As you know, NFT and play to earn games are quite controversial in our industry and when we think of questions like that we refer to our identity and our values… and for us we say that we want to craft joy and that’s the first thing.

“So we will continue to investigate on the technology and see if we find an application that allows us to really bring additional value to our users. So let’s see how this unfolds.”

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