Epic Games, one of the leading online gaming marketplaces, has recently opened its doors to a new wave of gaming experiences by embracing crypto-enabled games.
The platform has already added five crypto games to its collection, each of which has been met with a positive response from players around the world.By integrating crypto into its platform, Epic Games is taking a big step towards the future of gaming.
With blockchain technology enabling greater security and transparency in transactions, players can enjoy seamless, low-cost, and secure gaming experiences.
Moreover, crypto-enabled games offer unique opportunities for players to earn and exchange cryptocurrencies within the game ecosystem, opening up a world of possibilities for players to monetize their gaming skills.
Epic’s Commitment to Enter the Crypto Space
The addition of crypto games to Epic’s collection is a testament to the platform’s commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation and providing its users with cutting-edge gaming experiences.
As more and more gamers become interested in the world of cryptocurrencies, Epic Games is positioning itself as a pioneer in this emerging space, and we can expect to see many more exciting developments in the coming years.
According to a recent report, the developers of the popular game Fortnite, are planning to add a flurry of crypto-powered games to their online marketplace by next year.
The brand currently has five crypto games in its collection, with plans for nearly 20 more in the pipeline, although none of them will be developed or published by Epic itself.
One of the first crypto games to be added to the platform was Blankos Block Party, a free-to-play multiplayer game developed by Web3 gaming studio, Mythical Games.
In this game, players can collect and personalize their own digital vinyl toys known as Blankos while exploring a variety of player-created maps and game modes.
The Emergence of Blockchain Gaming
The blockchain gaming industry faced numerous challenges in 2022, with popular games such as Axie Infinity and Crypto Blades experiencing significant drops in the floor prices of their NFTs.
Axie Infinity’s native token is also still 95% below its Nov. 2021 highs, following a major cyberattack eight months ago.
Despite these setbacks, investments in blockchain games and metaverse projects have had a promising start in 2023.
While gaming giant Ubisoft previously stated that its attempt to engage with the NFT space failed because gamers don’t get it, it seems that the tide may be turning in favor of blockchain gaming.
Epic Games, for its part, is being cautious in its approach to crypto games on its marketplace. While publishers are responsible for transactionsand refunds, Epic does closely monitor safety.
What’s more, Epic is aware of the reputational risks associated with some crypto ventures and is committed to preventing any bad behavior from gaming projects.