Team17 cancels its Worms NFT after heated backlash

Worms NFT art
(Image credit: Team17)

It took just 24 hours for Team17 to cancel its Worms NFT project. The UK games publisher suffered backlash from fans and its partner studios after announcing the MetaWorms NFT series designed to celebrate the Worms' 26-year history. 

An NFT project can enable the purchase of one-of-a-kind items, allow voting rights for gamers, fund game development, or enable items to be used across the metaverse. We explain more in our deep-dive into NFT gaming.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.