Hot potatoes: Valve is reportedly planning to remove from Steam all games that use the blockchain to exchange cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NTF). The use of NFTs in games has become a controversial issue as some have been accused of cheating.
Valve has notified developer SpacePirate Games that it is deletion NTF’s game Age of Rust from Steam along with all other blockchain games. Valve said it does not allow games involving the sale and transfer of items of real value on Steam. The developer shared a photo of Valve listing their items. discourages developers from Steam post, with blockchain games using cryptocurrency and NFT at the bottom of the list.
Community: A few minutes ago we received a notification that @ Steam will remove * all blockchain games * from the platform, including Age of Rust, because NFTs have value. We had good communication and Steam support behind the scenes. #blockchaingames #NFT
– Age of Rust (@SpacePirate_io) October 14, 2021
Age of Rust is a single-player sci-fi puzzle game due out this year. it includes NFTs as items that can be traded in the game. The Steam developer description states that Age of Rust uses the NFTs of the Enjin platforms, some of which players can earn as achievements for completing certain puzzles. It also uses NFTs from other games like Epochrome, Forgehammer, Stormwall, Shadowsong, Oindrasdain, and APG-M55. SpacePirate Games says it will continue to work on games and NFT outside of Steam.
Earlier this month, the creator of the NFT Evolved Apes set disappeared along with a website, Twitter account, and millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Customers who bought NFTs could use them in fighting games and earn Ethereum cryptocurrency. Evil Ape sold thousands of NFTs before disappearing along with investor money that was supposed to be used to develop and promote the project. So Valve’s indecision regarding NFT games is not unfounded.