Porn and Blockchain: A Match Made in Heaven?

Epic is ‘open to games that support cryptocurrency or blockchain-based assets’ on its game store, whereas Valve has banned games with blockchain technology or NFTs from Steam.

Epic claims that the games will have to follow financial regulations, make it clear how the blockchain is utilized, and be suitable for teenagers.

Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney has said that the firm isn’t interested in touching NFTs, but that appears to just apply to its own games. Epic tells The Verge that it will clarify the regulations as it works with developers to figure out how they intend to use blockchain technology in their games.

The blockchain, as a technology, is simply a distributed transactional database with a decentralized business model that encourages hardware investment to extend the database’s capacity. This has use whether or not a specific application of it succeeds or fails.

This isn’t to say that developers upset by Steam will abandon the Epic Game Store and publish their game there.

Another approach that Epic may use to compete with Valve is by allowing games that have been banned on Steam. Epic has already shown that it is willing to make large bets in order to become a major player in the PC gaming market, and this might be another attempt to attract gamers or developers.