Epic Games and her CEO Tim Sweeney are open to host blockchain and NFT games on their PC store, even though the NFTs continue to be criticized for being, planet burning scam filled with scammers… This follows Valve’s decision to remove and ban all games that use NFT and blockchain technology.… This also follows earlier Epic CEO’s statements that Epic would not touch NFT due to fraud.
Epic Games told Facets that although there may be some limitations, It open for collaboration with developers who want to use blockchain technology, NFT, and cryptocurrencies in games, which may appear in the publisher’s digital store.
Epos Executive Director Tim Sweeney tweeted statement next Facets publication a story about his company’s interest in displaying NFT technology on its showcase, which states that “Epic Games Store will welcome games that use blockchain technology, provided they comply with applicable laws, disclose their terms and conditions, and have an appropriate age rating. “
People fast pointed out that this appears to directly contradict Sweeney’s statements posted via Twitter last month. In those early tweetsCEO Said Epic Won’t Touch NFT because “the whole area is currently entangled in an intractable mixture of fraud, interesting decentralized technology funds and fraud. “
Now, a few weeks later, it looks like Epic and its CEO are actually completely open to NFT… But don’t worry, Sweeney had explanation for this contradiction… Not the best explanation, mind you.
According to Sweeney, he and Epic make a distinction. between a company as a game developer and a technology company. So as long as the game developer Epic will never touch the NFT (at least for now …) the tech company version of Epic is open and ready to do business with blockchain developers and creators.
Does this make sense? Not really!
Looks like Sweeney wants to eat her NFT cake and eat it is too. While it is true that he openly criticized NFT and blockchain technology. on Twitter, this does not change the fact that the company he is CEO of still openly prohibits releasing NFT-infused games on their showcase. It almost looks like a case An epic desire to do what Valve won’t do as the publisher continues to compete with Steam…
And while I’m glad to see Steam facing competition and I think the last year or so has already showed the value of said competition ( Like Valve is improving Steam more than usual) I don’t think Epic needs to carry the torch for NFT just because Valve won’t.