Games that use blockchain technology or allow users to exchange NFT or crypto currency are not allowed on Steam, according to an added rule Valve’s “Things You Should Not Publish on Steam” list. Difference As pointed out by SpacePirate, A developer working in an NFT based game, Who said That this change happened because the company does not allow sporting goods that may have real world value. But Steam can avoid controversy with this move.
Looking Capture a reversing machine rules page from late August, There are only 12 rules and there is no mention of cryptocurrency or NFT. The new rule does not appear in other documents either – it does not currently appear there Join the Steam Distribution Programs page.
Steam’s view is that items have value and their reality is that items of world value are not allowed on their platform. While I respect their choice, I basically believe that NFT and Blockchain are the future of sports. That is why I started this journey with all of you.
– Rust era (pSpacePirate_io) October 14, 2021
Steam has a history of controversial moderate decision-making, especially with regard to sports with sexual content. In this case, however, people do not seem to have paid homage to the NFT Games – most of the responses and quotes to SpacePire’s tweets about the move (or mocked by those who are upset about it).
Valve did not immediately respond to a request for comment. When we went to Epic Sports, a competitor of NFT / Crypto Games to see if there were any rules, we did not immediately respond.
Perhaps you can understand why Steam wants to avoid having NFT on its platform. In addition to the justification quoted by SpacePirate, they may have real world value (which seems a bit weak given the vast commercial community around them). CS: Go Leather and Fortress2 Hats), NFT and crypto based games do not have the best reputation. A developer promised to incorporate the ape story into the martial arts that evolved into a scandal sold by the NFT, but later Apparently took the money and ran. There are a number of interesting game concepts used by NFT, but no matter how many of them are allowed, it’s hard to say which ones are the best for Steam.
Steam is one of the most popular PC game stores, and not only that. However, the developers may not have much luck with some of its big competitors – Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said it’s not clear whether it’s relevant to the games that Epic produces or its store, but the company is not interested in touching the NFT. . I called Sweeney to ask but did not get an immediate answer. However, any platform or store that standardizes content may need to decide whether to allow NFT to sell apps or games – that is the big question right now. It could be Apple How it handles apps like OpenSea and Coinbase should allow users to decide if they want to start buying digital tokens.