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The addition of blockchain games has been prohibited on the world’s largest gaming platform, Steam. Banhammer also includes games that provide users with non-fungible tokens.

Valve, the company behind Steam, updated the platform’s rules and guidelines yesterday, removing blockchain-based applications that provide digital currency exchange or NFTs from the platform and no longer allowing them to be hosted.

The developer of SpacePirate Games, the team that created the sci-fi blockchain game Age of Rust with NFT, was among the first to notice this “innovation.” According to the developer, he quickly accepted Valve’s decision, but he still believes that blockchain and NFT projects hold the gaming industry’s future. This was announced on his Twitter account.

As NFT projects gain popularity, such a move could be seen as a cruel joke on Valve. According to a recent report by DappRadar, the number of unique active cryptocurrency wallets connected to gaming dApps surpassed 754,000 in the third quarter of 2021 alone, with the progress of more than $152 million at an estimated $3 billion.

Remember that Valve announced its intention to accept equivalent bitcoin payments in 2016. However, she quickly decided against it, citing inflated commissions and asset volatility.

Tim Sweeney, the CEO of another large gaming platform rapidly gaining popularity among gamers, Epic Games Store (EGS), reacted almost immediately to the news. He stated that the service is open to any endeavors by developers in blockchain games as long as they do not violate current legislation. Sweeney also stated that, while Epic Games does not intend to include non-fungible tokens in their projects, he previously stated that there are still far too many scammers operating in this space.

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