Epic Says It Will Open Blockchain Games

Bryan Healey11 Jun 2022

Epic welcomes games that feature cryptocurrencies or blockchain-based assets on its game store, in contrast to its rival Valve, which has banned videogames that incorporate blockchain technology or non-fungible tokens from its Steam platform. Epic stated that there would be some restrictions, but that it was willing to collaborate with early developers in this new gaming field.

Epic Games has stated that the games would be required to conform with financial regulations, clearly indicate how the blockchain will be utilized, and have age ratings that are appropriate for the target demographic. It also states that developers will not be able to use Epic's payment service in order to accept cryptocurrency; instead, they will be required to create their own payment systems.

Epic's CEO, Tim Sweeney, has previously stated that the company is not interested in working with NFTs, although that comment now appears to apply primarily to the company's games. During its collaboration with developers to learn how they intend to use blockchain technology in their games, Epic will set the restrictions as it moves forward. Sweet also tweeted that Epic encourages innovation in the domains of technology and finance, as well as the notion that blockchain is neither inherently positive nor negative.

What Is Epic?

Epic Games is not your typical video game developer. Because of the global recognition of "Fortnite," the company has embarked on a mission to establish itself as one of the industry's leading game creators.

If you're a gamer, chances are you're already acquainted with Epic Games' products. In addition to other titles like Gears of War, it is a gaming force renowned for the Fortnite sensation, which swept away the rulebook and established rules for the free-to-play games industry. The Epic Games company is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, a 3D gaming engine that powers hundreds of AAA and indie games across all major platforms. Aside from that, it also controls the Epic Games Store, a successful game distribution network that competes with Steam for supremacy in the PC gaming market.

For the majority of people, Epic Games is synonymous with Fortnite. Fortnite is Epic Game's most well-known product, as well as its most successful and profitable. It is also one of the company's most important sources of revenue.

Fortnite is a game that almost every savvy Generation Z gamer has tried at some time in their lives. You will not be required to spend anything to participate in the game due to the free-to-play structure. In-app purchases, on the other hand, are aggressively promoted, which has contributed to Epic's great financial successes. Having said that, Epic is more than just a Fortnite creator. According to many game creators, Unreal Engine continues to be the gold standard for 3D gaming, and it is used to power titles such as Valorant, Gears of War, Borderlands, Final Fantasy VIII Remake, and many others.

Additionally, Epic assists in the publication of other games through the Epic Games Store. A rival to the well-known Steam platform, this storefront is assisting in the demise of Steam's entire domination over PC game distribution by giving a viable option for users to purchase, download, and play popular AAA and independent games. From the Epic Games Store, you may buy some of the most famous releases (as well as Indie alternatives), and the portal may also be used for obtaining a few freebies. Weekly, Epic Games releases a new game that you can download and keep for life at no further cost.

The Epic Games Store is the digital storefront for Epic Games, which is available on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The Epic Games Store, which was launched as a more economical Steam competitor, at least from the perspective of game developers, features hundreds of games, including an increasing number of exclusives. This means that if you want to play some of the most popular titles available, you may have to buy them straight from Epic.

What Is Blockchain Gaming?

Since its modest beginnings, the video game industry has come a long way. Those who grew up playing Super Mario on a 16-bit gaming console are well aware of how this once-simple industry has blossomed into a vast mine of emotionally-charged, immersive virtual reality games that reward accuracy and strategy. Recently, the use of blockchain technology has grown, due to the necessity for a new structure that can overcome the flaws that arose in the existing paper money system with something completely truly innovative. Blockchain technology is a type of distributed ledger technology. Cryptocurrency is merely one of the many applications of blockchain technology, with gaming being among the most important.

Recently, the use of blockchain technology has grown, due to the necessity for a new structure that can overcome the flaws that arose in the existing paper money system with something completely truly innovative. Blockchain technology is a type of distributed ledger technology. Cryptocurrency is merely one of the many applications of blockchain technology, with gaming being among the most important.

A digital ledger of data blocks stored on a computer network that is visible to all of its users as well as to everyone else is what a blockchain is in its most basic form. No changes or relocations are possible. This method ensures that a comprehensive record of everything that has occurred on the network concerning the data is retained in its entirety. In this case, the platform is decentralized, which means that the game is not dominated by a centralized authority, but rather by the players, who own digital assets and game objects. Similar to how you possess a specific number of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin on the cryptocurrency blockchain, you own a specific number of digital assets known as NFTs in the gaming space, as well. Even though these are virtual objects in the game, you possess them in the same manner that you would a cryptocurrency, and they are transferrable not only to a wallet but also outside of the game itself.

Epic Welcomes Blockchain Games

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are dividing gaming platforms, with each taking a position. While Steam has banned crypto and NFT-related titles, Epic Games Store has shown a supportive approach towards blockchain developers and the use of cryptocurrencies in video games. Epic stated that developers who use blockchain technology in their games will be eligible to use the Epic Games Store if they comply with applicable laws and reveal their terms.

Although Epic does have a self-publishing platform now in limited beta, this news does not suggest that NFTs and blockchain games will be available on the Epic Games Store soon. That said, it's a positive sign that there are companies interested in what is seen as one of the emerging ways to monetize content and games in the future.

Bryan Healey

Bryan Healey

Bryan, known by his friends as 'blockchain bryan' has been playing with crypto since 2014, early in it's inception. He wants to share what he's learnt over these years, and hopes you'll get some value out of it.

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