Cooking Mama Cookstar devs respond to cryptomining rumors


Cooking Mama Cookstar cryptomining rumours are in fact just rumours, developers at 1st Playable have confirmed.

After the latest in the Cooking Mama franchise was published and quickly pulled from the Nintendo eShop, speculations started to arise alleging that it was “Using [sic] your system to mine Crypto Currency [sic] and potentially handling [sic] your personal info as well.”.

Cryptocurrency mining is a process of using hardware to authenticate cryptocurrency payments, earning a small commission payment as part of the transaction. Developer 1st Playable and publisher Planet Entertainment have taken to Twitter to refute the claims, though admitting that cryptocurrency mining was considered in development.

We looked at these options as a means to allow players to trade in-game assets. However, we only explored the theory behind the concept, not the implementation. Cooking Mama: Cookstar, nor any of our other titles in the past or near future will utilize crypto technology.

We’re proud of the game, and frustrated as everyone with the distribution situation. But copies are out here and we’re loving the shares!
A report suggests the game was removed from the Nintendo eShop over a license dispute.

At one point the [Japanese rights owners] came to oversee development. An argument started and the clients were told to go home if they weren’t being ‘constuctive’. Once they found out that [Planet Entertainment] released the game, they used their [Nintendo] contacts to pull it from the e-shop and stop production of cartridges.
Cooking Mama Cookstar is available on Switch.

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