Epic Games Store is a marketplace for gamers wherein the most popular games are hosted for users to purchase and play. The platform is known for operating in almost 190 countries of the world, with over 471 titles accessed by 31.3 million users on a daily basis. This makes the platform one of the biggest virtual gaming stores in history.
Recently, we saw that another game hosting platform, Steam, denied hosting NFT-related games. This opened the doors of opportunity for Epic Games Store as Tim Sweetney, the founder and CEO of the company, confirmed the news on Twitter.
“Epic Games Store will welcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. Though Epic’s not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance.”
Epic Games Store to welcome innovation
The store will be looking to enter the world of the blockchain industry through this new announcement. However, it is also not possible at this stage for the developers to launch their own collections on the platform via the play-to-earn mode.
Currently, Epic Games Store is looking into the self-publishing platform by testing a closed beta version of the same. The CEO further claimed that before launching the game on the platform, a team would be looking into these games case-by-case.
Why does Steam not want NFT games?
Steam abandoned the blockchain-related games via an announcement because the platform doesn’t feel that in-game entities should have real-world existence. This is how the Epic Games Store was presented with a golden opportunity.
Although the details of the project are yet to be explained, we can expect the platform to turn into a leading variable in the blockchain industry. While Steam blocked games like Age of Rust and SpacePirate Games, the competitors capitalized on the popularity and demand of these NFT-based games.