What do you think of when you read “Fortnite Token”? Tokens, tokens … they are not NFTs, are they non-fungible tokens ?! Does Epic Games now want to add a crypto game level to the Battle Royale hit Fortnite? Well, the touch of official polish is determined on purpose. In fact, though, this is a cryptocurrency project by Fortnite fans. Unfortunately, Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney does not find it amusing that the protected name Fortnite is used in this way. His warnings:
NFTs and NoGo in the Epic Games Store?
The shot over the bow had an effect. Of Twitter channel and the Fortnite Token website is now offline. But that does not mean that Tim Sweeney is fundamentally opposed Crypto-gaming, blockchain or NFTs (do you only understand train station? Click here for explanatory bear special) Have. The Epic boss made that clear last year.
After Steam customized the Steamworks documentation, to exclude programs that rely on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and NFTs, Sweeney stated that Epic Games Store will not thwart these games. And now there’s even a blockchain game preparing to release in the Epic Games Store: the world’s first web3 battle royale Grit.
A game the world does not need
As a report from Kotaku shows, it has actually only been clear for a short time that Grit will go the cryptocurrency route. This was announced during the Galaverse Convention by Gala Games on June 6, 2022. Gala Games is not the developer of the game at all, but has been a partner in the responsible studio Team Grit since February. During this time, there seems to have been a shift to a cryptosystem. Steam has not noticed anything about this yet. The Grit product page has not been updated since January 25, and there is no mention of NFTs anywhere.
However, Grit continues to play in a Wild West environment, and it’s still about shooting other players with guns into the eternal hunting grounds. The new thing, however, is that you ride on NFT horses, which are apparently taken directly from the marketplace to the Unreal Engine.
It really makes a lot of sense to buy an asset out of the replica as a “unique NFT”. Hopefully no one falls for it just because “Epic” is on the horse’s turn and there should only be 500 versions of the mount in the game. When asked, those in charge claimed it was a mistake (the horse was just a placeholder that they had forgotten to replace). But show various posts by Liz Edwards (Senior Character Artist for Apex Legends) that there are several of these “omissions”. To also smells of scam and you better stay away from this game.