Steam is removing NFT games from the platform

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Valve says no thanks to crypto

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An update to Steam’s rules and guidelines reveals that the site has banned games that are built on blockchain technology or allow NFTs and cryptocurrency trading.

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Steam has updated it onboarding page With a line to partners and Steamworks users that made it clear that Valve will soon ban NFT trading games from the platform.

Under the heading “Shouldn’t you publish on Steam”, a new rule states that “applications built on blockchain technology that allow or allow the exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs” shall not be distributed on the platform. should be done.

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Today, game makers are reporting that their games that use NFTs are being removed from the platform. Below, the Twitter account for age of rust – in which players “collect in-game NFTs” – announced that “Steam will remove all blockchain games from the platform, including age of rust“.

NS age of rust Twitter account connects That from its understanding, “Steam’s view is that commodities have value and that they do not allow commodities that may have real-world value on the platform”.

As it stands, there are several games on Steam that currently add NFTs and cryptocurrency to their gameplay. one of which is mir4, which allegedly allows players to earn in-game cryptocurrency despite negative reviews highlighting the boring gameplay.

Outside of an update to SteamWorks’ rules and guidelines, Valve has yet to issue a statement regarding its stance on NFT games. Granthshala has reached out to the company for comment, and we’ll update this story if any are released.

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In other news, Final Fantasy 14 Game director Naoki Yoshida has revealed that discussions with Xbox have been positive, “I don’t want to say that we don’t have an Xbox version, but I expect the time will be pretty soon that I will have some sort of game for players. Updates “.

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