Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, who is the CEO of CCP Games, was recently interviewed by The Korea Economic Daily. During this conversation, Pétursson said that gamers should be able to make retirement plans with the money they earn from playing video games. In fact, he went as far as to say playing video games should be a profitable activity.
“Gamers hope that the values created from online games can also be used in reality,” he said during the interview. “The online gaming content should have practical values in the real world. The gaming industry should evolve to allow gamers to make retirement plans by using the money they earn from games.“
This is not the first time that Pétursson has commented on the potential use and importance of blockchain technology in video games. In 2018, he was quoted as saying, “I believe an economy built on the blockchain is a more valuable economy than one implemented on a proprietary database.”
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson has been working for CCP Games since 2000. In January of 2004, he was officially named the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Profit‘s Take:
Should you be able to make retirement plans from gaming? Could you imagine a financial advisor sitting you down when you’re 40 years old and saying, “I know you are thinking about retirement in the next 20 years, if you want that to be the case, you are going to need to start putting in two to three hours a day on your PS6?” It’s funny because we talked about the Avocado Guild scholarship program not too long ago. Basically, users would get a loan that they would have to pay off by gaming. I worry that there are a lot of opportunities for exploitation in developing countries where play-to-earn games are catching on quicker.
(All information was provided by LinkedIn and WCCFtech)
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