I have probebly overviewed this topic by more than a month but i sadly have to say that i have mixed feelings about this.
I am personaly impressed in the view u taking on NFT's at this point. Seeing it is een experiment and than talking about "I'm tempted to remove the word "NFT" from anything connected with STFU, because they have such a bad reputation." definitly hits a certain spot. In my opinion on NFT's are possible only in certain games. that is if the game has a certain following and where people are intrested in invest in. sadly enough NFT's are stil in a fragile state that i wouldn't suggest nesw games whitout any knowledge of intrested people towards the game should start with NFT market. it just sounds like the companhy is in need of desperate money.
i have talked about an add on for APB reloaded. it is simular to the model what Secondlife and IMVU is using. a place where the game can grow in several aspects and people can create / mod in an enviroment that can change a whole gaming platform from Old and New. sadly enough that Community and the work you need to put into it wil come to a certain cost. but maybe in the near future if people are familiar with the product money towards the investment can maybe be simular to how much secondlife and imvu can earn.
APB was a social space and has a gaming space. those others have non of those. but peopel can earn real revenue out of it as well as the company. i wil carefully see where this wil be going to in the near future.
Reference : https://forums.gamersfirst.com/topic/17802-workshop-for-concept-artists-payout/