In the aftermath of Valve’s decision to ban crypto and NFT-related games on Steam, its main competitor, Epic Games Store, took a more open attitude. Epic Games Store, is welcoming blockchain developers and the use of crypto in video games.
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, said that the Epic Games Store would allow games to be made using blockchain technology as long as developers adhere to the relevant laws and disclose their terms. The games would need to be rated by an appropriate group, he wrote.
“Though Epic’s not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance.”
Sweeney told The Verge that when it comes to the use of NFTs in video games, Epic is willing to work with early developers in this field under some limitations as a platform provider. However, he previously made it clear that Epic Games, as a game developer, is not planning to use NFTs in its own products like Fortnite.
The CEO clarified that Epic will not support cryptocurrency transactions through its payment service, so the developers need to use another payment system. Epic Games Store also doesn’t have a plan to integrate blockchain into its client anytime soon.