Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney takes the opportunity presented by the indication  that Steam may ban games based on blockchain technology to announce that the Epic Games Store will not. In a couple of tweets he outlines this stance, saying games still must comply with the law:
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.

As a technology, the blockchain is just a distributed transactional database with a decentralized business model that incentivize investment in hardware to expand the database's capacity. This has utility whether or not a particular use of it succeeds or fails.
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 13:55:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 12:39:

Epic crap store proving once again they'll sink to any depths as long as they profit from it.
I mean, isn't that why Steam is banning crypto games? Because they can't profit from them?

Money is probably part of it, but the other part of it is minimizing gambling exposure(specifically gambling that results in real currency, they seem to be fine as long as it doesn't exist the ecosystem). Valve doesn't want to fall on the wrong side of regulators. The gravytrain isn't going to stop because they ban NFTs, but regulators clamping down is another story
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