The decision of Steam generated mixed reactions among platform users, especially in the face of the growing boom in Play-to-Earn games based on Blockchain that make use of NFT’s.
Steam, the company’s popular digital video game marketing service Valve, decreed that games that involve the use of cryptocurrencies or digital collectibles in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT).
This information was confirmed by the same Steam, which made this resolution clear in an update in its rules and guidelines section. Therefore, it establishes that games based on Blockchain that involve the use of NFT or cryptocurrencies, a measure criticized by some developers and teams that make life on the platform.
Community: A few minutes ago, we were notified that @Steam will be kicking * all blockchain games * off the platform, including Age of Rust, because NFTs have value. Behind the scenes, we’ve had good communication and have been upfront with Steam. #blockchaingames #NFT
– Age of Rust (@SpacePirate_io) October 14, 2021
According to various users and analysts, the move appears to be coming amid the growing gaming boom. Blockchain Play-to-Earn, in which people can play and derive profits with cryptocurrencies. The most recognized exponent in this line currently is Axie Infinity, which works on mobile devices and computers, where profits are generated in the game token (SLP) that can later be exchanged for fiat money or other digital currencies in specialized exchanges.
According to the reports, this measure generates mixed reactions among users and developers, who feel that the platform is closing spaces for a sector that is gaining more and more demand among potential users.
However, the measure also seems to go hand in hand with the position manifested by company executives in this same sector. In September of this year, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, closed himself completely to the idea of exploring the use of NFT, calling the boom in the sector “an intractable mix of scams.”
But while these platforms still seem reluctant to the idea of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, traditional companies within the video game sector are beginning to explore possibilities with these assets. One of them is EA Sports, division of Electronic Arts, which would be cherishing the idea of formally entering the world of digital collectibles.
On the other hand, companies like Ubisoft and Atari they are also contemplating the idea of linking some of their games with technology Blockchain, so it is believed that NFT they could have space in future titles.
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