Steam will no longer allow games that enable NFT and cryptocurrency trading through the blockchain. The rule was added at some point after October 6th.
SpacePirate Games, the studio behind a sci-fi action-adventure title called Age of Rust, which is scheduled to be released later this year, announced that it had been kicked off Steam with very little warning. They said that, “Steam’s point of view is that items have value,”
Steam has also removed Light Nite on Sept. 30. Its developer, Satoshis Games, reported at the time that, as of a few weeks previous to the announcement, “Steam has let us know that they will not be shipping crypto or NFT games.”
Without an official statement from Steam on the issue, it’s hard to guess what has motivated its new anti-crypto/NFT rule, as Steam itself features a marketplace where players can trade actual currency for in-game goods.
In contrast to this news,
Epic says that they are ‘open’ to blockchain games after Steam bans them.
Epic says that there will be some limitations, but they are willing to work with early developers in the new field.
The games will have to comply with financial laws, explain how the blockchain is used, and follow appropriate age-ratings.
Epic’s payment service won’t be accepting crypto, instead developers have to use their own payment systems.
This might be Epic’s way of competing against Steam to become a major player in the PC gaming space.
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