Troy Baker best known as the voice behind The Last of Us Part 2Joel Miller, got himself in trouble overnight when he announced his support for NFT’s new venture to monetize voice acting artists. “You can hate. Or you can create. What will it be? he modestly tweeted. The fans were not long in coming.
“I’m partnering with VoiceverseNFT to explore ways in which together we can provide new tools for new creators to create new things and enable everyone to own and invest in the intellectual property they create.” – Baker, who voiced dozens of video game characters. from Final Fantasy XIIIsnow in fortniteagent jones– wrote at night. “We all have stories to tell.”
And on the Internet there was a new tweet to the ratio.
“You still have a choice: either give it up now than be deeply, truly humiliated when you think about it in a couple of years,” replied Jacob Geller, YouTube gaming essayist..
Baker tried to return to the tone of his tweet in subsequent branch, but did not mention if he was indeed abandoning the project. “The hate/create part could be a bit antagonistic,” he wrote.
So what is this new blockchain-based scheme that Baker is backing? voiceverse bills itself as “a 2nd generation NFT powered by AI and a highly functional utility that empowers you to own a unique voice in the Metaverse.” The idea is that an artist creates a recording, someone buys it, and then someone can use it for “in-game chats, zoom calls, YouTube and Tiktok” and more. seven-part of the plan starts with artists adding their voices to the project this month and ends sometime in the future with plans to “partner with all your favorite crypto games and communities to make your voice NFTs truly become the voice of the Metaverse!” Clearly something worth destroying the environment for.
How is this different from the existing NFT as glorified JPEG scam that everyone collectively moaned about last year? “Voice NFTs provide intrinsic utility in addition to a fantastic community,” the project claims. “You can’t right-click on any of them.” However, these simple explanations raise more questions than they answer. At this point, it’s extremely unclear what part of a person’s voice you’re accessing due to the ambiguous wording on the Voiceverse.site.
And then there’s the question of payment. Original artists will receive royalties based on the rise or fall in the value of their NFTs, but this is not detailed. However, I can 100 percent bet you that Baker is not giving any of his meaningful voice work away to be used and manipulated, no matter how the Voice NFT metaverse will no doubt soon catch fire, see it fit.
Some other celebrities who have come out in support of one crypto racket or another have quickly changed, facing backlash. home improvement co-star Richard Karn recently announced that he would be releasing NFT based on the hit 90s sitcom and then quickly bailed out after thinking long and hard about it.
Will Baker do the same? It is hard to say. Voice Bioshock InfinityBooker DeWitt has a habit double down on stupidity. In 2016, he tried to force The Washington Post remove his negativity Uncharted 4 overview from Metacritic. And when former Kotaku editor Jason Schreier tweeted that games should be shorter, Baker responded: 100 word excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech on How stupid are the critics?. Maybe now someone can turn around this speech in one of NFT Baker’s Voice.