According to Globant, an institutional software developer, 34% of gamers are interested in conducting crypto transactions in the Metaverse. Likewise, the survey showed that at some point in the past, 16% of gamers had purchased NFTs.
Although gamers suffered a backlash from a more expressive section of the gaming community, a recent survey shows interest in using crypto for metaverse transactions by one-third of gaming enthusiasts. Also, the majority of gamers believe the Metaverse will positively impact gaming.
The survey by Globant was carried out by YouGov. The poll involved 1000 adult mobile or console gamers and PC gamers. In addition, over 34% of gamers were interested in cryptocurrency transactions in the Metaverse last month.
Furthermore, gamers are receiving the metaverse play-to-earn relatively well. According to the survey, 40% of gamers are interested in pursuing a mix of both the ‘playing’ and ‘earning’ aspects of the Metaverse. However, 11% of respondents are more inclined to earn, with 49% solely interested in playing.
Additionally, 53% of respondents indicated that if they are paid in digital currencies for their efforts, they’d gladly work in the world of virtual games. Also, regarding NFTs, at least one NFT was purchased in the past by 16% of respondents. However, they didn’t indicate whether the NFTs purchased were related to gaming.
Here is the full survey.
Can Metaverse be a Game Changer?
Over half of the survey’s respondents (52%) believe the Metaverse will be a game changer for the video game industry. In comparison, a plurality of 41% thinks that the Metaverse will positively impact the industry (vs 25% who disagree).
About 40% of gamers associated blockchain technology with the Metaverse, only one platform, a native of blockchain, appeared on the list of the Metaverse’s most recognized brands. The most recognized brand is Meta at 73%, with Fortnite creators Epic Games coming far behind at 27%.
Also, the Ethereum-based game, The Sandbox, follows at 15%, and the developers of Pokemon Go, Niantic, at 10%.