FTX’s Amy Wu Says Crypto Integration Could Enhance Gaming

Amy Wu Head Of FTX
Amy Wu Head Of FTX

Amy Wu, CEO of FTX Ventures Fund, said integrating cryptocurrencies into video games could make the gaming experience better. She asked developers to respect fans’ voices when it comes to making decisions about integrating digital coins. In an episode of Decrypt’s gm podcast, the entrepreneur said the first games that integrated cryptos were play-to-earn.

“I wouldn’t have been able to predict kind of how fierce the animosity has been with some gamers against NFTs and it’s unfortunate, but it’s interesting,” she told Decrypt.

Major developers have announced they would add  cryptocurrencies to their games. GSC Game World announced its NFT plans days after saying they would be a part of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 video game.

“Game studios should be a lot more thoughtful and careful about how to communicate with their player base, especially if you’re taking a beloved game and adding blockchain components to it. It’s different when you’re creating a new game,” she added.

Wu said she is conscious that gamers are concerned that blockchain gaming could disrupt the mainstream video gaming industry.