Tim Sweeney tweeted in September that Epic was not interested in working with NFTs.
Epic Games, the mega-publisher behind fortnite, and the Epic Games Store has said that it is “open to games that support the cryptocurrency of blockchain-based assets”.
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The epic told ledge That he is willing to work in what he calls “new territory”. It also states that it “must comply with financial laws, be clear on how blockchain is used, and have an appropriate age rating.”
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has also tweeted In support of this idea, seemingly in direct response to Valve’s recent decision not to allow games featuring NFTs to be sold on the Steam platform.
The Epic Games Store will welcome games that use blockchain technology, provided they comply with relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. Although Epic is not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in technology and finance. https://t.co/6W7hb8zJBw
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) October 15, 2021
“The Epic Games Store will welcome games that use blockchain technology, provided they comply with relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. However Epic does not use crypto in our games. We welcome innovation in technology and finance.” Sweeney said in a tweet on October 15
He continued: “As a technology, blockchain is a distributed transactional database with a decentralized business model that encourages investment in hardware to expand the capacity of the database. Its usefulness is that any particular use of it is successful. Yes or No. “
However, many were quick to point out that this directly contradicts a statement made by Sweeney as recently as Sept.
We are not touching NFTs as the entire sector is currently surrounded by a complex mix of scams, interesting decentralized technology foundations and scams.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 27, 2021
Twitter user EliBenSasson, in response to Sweeney replied: “We are not touching NFTs as the entire sector is currently embroiled in a complex mix of scams, interesting decentralized technology foundations and scams.”
Sweeney’s U-turn follows an update to Steam’s rules and guidelines that state that the site has banned games built on blockchain technology or allowed NFTs and cryptocurrency trading.
This latest move in Epic’s war against Valve for a move into the PC space follows the revelation that the publisher spent nearly $11.6 million on free games, as revealed during a heated legal battle with Apple. .
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