A Twitter user tagged Epic CEO Tim Sweeney saying: “hey Epic Games, it’d be really nice to see the same opinion from the Epic Games Store. Please get rid of every last one of those games on the store “
Sweeney responded to the tweet about banning NFTs on the Epic Game Store by re-stating what he believes should underlie such a store. He has been consistent about where he stands, and it’s not the first time he’s addressed the topic.
“Developers should be free to decide how to build their games, and you are free to decide whether to play them,” Sweeney writes in response. “I believe stores and operating system makers shouldn’t interfere by forcing their views onto others. We definitely won’t.”
As predicted this did not go well with the public, barraging him with counter-points, as well as raising concerns about the nature of NFTs themselves.
Sweeney responded “A store could choose to make no such judgments and host anything that’s legal, or choose to draw the line at mainstream acceptable norms as we do, or accept only games that conform to the owner’s personal beliefs.”
Epic Games’ main competitor Steam has already shown their stance by banning NFTs outright on their store.