You Can Get A Dead By Daylight Pinhead NFT
Should you get it though? That's another question.
A Pinhead NFT, specifically the in-game Dead By Daylight model of the iconic Cenobite, is now available to purchase. Feelings are mixed, of course, since NFTs currently exist in the weird area of scams and actually interesting ideas of decentralized tech.
NFTs stand for non-fungible tokens. By using blockchain tech that generates these one-of-a-kind tokens, people can purchase and "own '' digital items. However, the definition of ownership is pretty nebulous here: NFT owners just get to say they own the original of some digital item, but can't prevent anybody from right-clicking and downloading the thing from the internet.
So what does it mean if you decide to purchase this Pinhead NFT specifically? You do get access to the Hellraiser chapter of Dead by Daylight on PC. But, according to the FAQ, no Dead By Daylight content will be locked behind the purchase.
In other words, purchasing the Pinhead NFT means you just get to say you own a digital item based on the Dead By Daylight character model, with no real in-game tie-in to Dead By Daylight's gameplay. There is a nebulous promise by the NFT-maker, Boss Protocol, that the Pinhead NFT will "allow owners to unlock the character in other games that are now in development." It's a vague statement, and we'll have to see how that manifests in the future. Pinhead NFT owners will also get another NFT, the Lament Configuration Box, as a bonus.
In other NFT news related to games, Valve just recently banned blockchain games from Steam. An official statement hasn't been released yet, but a NFT game developer gave their perspective. Age of Rust's developer SpacePirate Games stated on Twitter that Valve thinks of NFTs having real-world value, and thus can't be on Steam. Epic Games' Tim Sweeney took the opportunity to state that the Epic Games Store welcomes NFT games, though with limitations as well, citing that games with blockchain tech should "follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group."
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