Actor Troy Baker previously revealed a partnership with VoiceVerse, a voice NFT development company that claims to provide its customers access to a unique AI voice that they may subsequently keep forever. Baker, well known for his performances as Joel in The Last of Us, Sam Drake in Uncharted 4, and Gul’dan in World of Warcraft, among others, has stepped down from this project due to the pressure it put on him.
It was intended as a way for gamers to acquire artificial intelligence voices utilizing NFT, a platform that has been criticized for its high energy usage. When Baker made the disclosure of this partnership, many fans criticized this decision.
Thank you all for your feedback and patience. After careful consideration, I’ve decided to not continue the partnership with VoiceVerseNFT. Intentions aside, I’ve heard you and apologize for accusing anyone of “hating” just by simply disagreeing with me.
— Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA) January 31, 2022
“You can hate. Or you can create.” – Troy Baker
In a statement released two weeks after the first post, the actor expressed regret for his statements. He said he had decided to stop the collaboration with VoiceVerseNFT. Finally, he apologizes for labeling everyone who opposed his views as “haters”.
Publishers like Ubisoft and Konami are among the first to provide virtual goods as non-fungible tokens (NFT). Ubisoft claims that gamers aren’t aware of the benefits of NFTs because of their slow reception.
Other companies, such as Valve, have been adamantly critical, and their shop, Steam, the most prominent on the PC, does not accept games with NFT. For now, it appears that developers are waiting for the proper timing before making a decision till they are more widely acknowledged by their community of gamers.
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