While Fortnite may be free from the woes of the cryptocurrency marketplace, the identical cannot be mentioned for the remainder of the Epic Games Store. In truth, a brand new NFT-riddled nightmare is on its technique to Epic’s shopfront imminently.
The sport in query known as Grit and, properly, it seems to be lots like one thing that rhymes with grit however that I’m too well mannered to jot down right here.
At its Galaverse conference yesterday, developer Gala Games revealed it had “signed a partnership with Epic”, presumably to launch the title by way of its storefront. Gala then went on to talk extra about Grit, its wild-west themed battle royale which you’ll be able to see within the trailer above.
“Grit is going to be one of the very first [NFT] games on the Epic Games store,” a Gala Games spokesperson mentioned.
“This is the moment that it’s all going to start to change, and everybody’s going to figure out that, why would you play any game where you don’t own what you buy in the game?”
I for one do not suppose that query actually wanted to be requested, however there we go.
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You can take a look at a few of Grit’s gameplay (though that is being beneficiant) under. From what we are able to see, it seems to be like a poor man’s model of Red Dead Online. There is not any of Read Dead’s polish, and, oh sure, it comes with these planet-burning crypto additions.
Epic first revealed its intension to welcome the divisive technology to its store again in 2021. This was in distinction to Valve, which mentioned Steam “will be kicking *all blockchain games* off the platform”. So, on this case, I’m actually full Steam forward, because it have been.