Despite the “FUD,” Pixelmon’s founder Syber says he isn’t going anywhere.
The Pixelmon saga isn’t looking good. The well-funded NFT adventure game has received severe backlash from the community after a disastrous reveal. But who’s to blame?
Is Pixelmon Really The Next Blue Chip?
Back in December 2021, Syber – the user who founded the project – had declared that Pixelmon is the next blue chip. Fast forward to three months, the project’s founder says that the team needs more time to develop the game and expects that an alpha release should be out before the end of this year.
Proposed as the first AAA quality game of the NFT space, the team behind Pixelmon vouched that it would provide an immersive experience that required players to purchase NFT Pixelmon for a minimum of 3 ETH. The NFT sales went live before Pixelmon’s official reveal. Buyers are now left questioning if the extraordinary price was justified.
A lot of users are unhappy with what they had spent money on. Many said that Pixelmon looks broken, while others called out for the project’s poor in-game art quality and rug pull allegations.
According to the latest data on CoinGecko, Pixelmon’s current price floor stands at 0.365 ETH.
Without “sugar-coating” words, Syber acknowledged the fiasco and said that the release was unacceptable.
The Pixelmon reveal was unacceptable. This is what our Pixelmon look like in-game. Our NFT art failed to reflect this.
Despite the fud I will not go anywhere. The goal hasn’t changed. The funds will still be used to build our game. I will see this project through. pic.twitter.com/ViFzyKhbqL
— Syber | Pixelmon (@Syberer) February 26, 2022
Community members, on the other hand, also pointed out some of the Pixelmon assets appear straight out of Unity stock models. To these allegations, Syber responded,
“Both malbers animations and meshtint studios and a few other modeling groups were hired to create models for Pixelmon. None were stolen. We used unique models they created and we paid for them like you would with any model. Their assets from unity are not used in our nfts.”
The exec further clarified that the team does not intend to use the models in the actual game and added that it would use the funds raised to create better models and characters with higher quality.
Emphasizing the hate and threats that Syber received on social media platform Twitter following the release, the exec said that he will not go anywhere and that the goal has not changed while adding that the funds will still be deployed to build the game.
As the Pixelmon team sets to make amends, the buyers will now have to wait until the project onboards “reputable figures” to create quality models.
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