Epic Games plans to add around 20 blockchain games to its marketplace by next year. The development studio behind Fortnite continues to go against the grain of other big players in the video game industry.
Epic Games bets on blockchain games
The famous video game development studio, Epic Games plans to add many new blockchain games to its marketplace by next year. As a reminder, the studio is behind one of the most played games of recent years, namely Fortnite.
Currently, the platform Epic Games Store already offers 5 games exploiting the technologies offered by the blockchain and in particular non-fungible tokens (NFT). According to Steven Allison, executive at Epic Games, there are plans to add about 20 new games during the year.
Note, however, that these will not be developed by Epic Games studios directly. They will simply benefit from the expertise of the teams and significant promotion, facilitated by the proven reputation of the Epic distribution studio.
List of blockchain games on the Epic Games Store
Currently, Blankos Block Party, Core and Chainmonsters are already playable and available on the Marketplace. Among the new ones, we expect Grit, Delisior or even Superior, produced by Gala Games. Representatives of Epic Games said that the gameplay and statistics of the games look promising, but that they wanted to wait for the launch of the following ones to position themselves on the future of this sector.
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2023, the year of GameFi?
For Allison, it is undeniable that 2023 and 2024 will be pivotal years in the development of the blockchain gaming industry. An opinion shared by many players in the metaverse industry, including Yat Siu, founder of Animoca Brands.
According to data from the DappRadar website, investments in blockchain games and metaverse industry projects got off to a solid start in 2023. However, the sector was really shaken by the bear market.
In effect, 2022 was a particularly difficult year for companies operating in GameFi. Axie Infinity and Crypto Blades, two games that were on the rise, saw the floor price of their NFTs drop. For example, Axie’s AXS has tumbled 95% from its all-time high.
Moreover, the other video game giants are not necessarily inclined to continue their projects in the field of Web3. Last January, Ubisoft said its attempt to engage in NFTs failed because “players don’t understand”.
Although this is seemingly positive news, Epic remains cautious in its approach to the relationship with these games. The platform is not responsible for any financial transaction and contact with customers. Their only role will be to oversee game security and provide visibility. Indeed, Epic Games is aware of the reputation of certain companies in the industry and does not wish to host fraudulent projects.
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Source: Epic Games Store
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