Valve Bans NFT Games As Epic Embraces Them

Two diametrically opposite reactions.

This week’s news comes to us from Steam and Epic, as one company seeks to ban NFT games and the other openly embraces them. Our story kicked off from the developers of Age of Rust, a first-person adventure game where players collect NFTs to solve puzzles. The developer took to Twitter to announce that the game would not release on Steam as planned, as Valve now has a blanket ban on games utilizing NFTs, cryptocurrency, and the blockchain.

NFTs have proven to be a controversial topic over the last few months, with critics citing their environmental impact and a recent string of NFT-based games turning out to be a scam. On the other end of the spectrum, Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to announce that Epic will openly welcome games that utilize the blockchain on the Epic Games Store.

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