Monday February 26th, 2024

Google Play Store Officially Allows Sale of NFT Games

As long as you can’t get them from loot boxes, at least.

NFTYScene Team

The Google Play store now allows video game publishers to sell NFT games on its platform.

Gamers will soon be able to buy or earn NFTs through video game apps on the Google Play store, as long as the developers declare those features in the description of their games, and to clearly indicate when in-app products represent Tokenized Digital Assets within the games themselves.

Furthermore, developers are not allowed to "glamorize any potential earning from playing or trading activities," and the games will not be allowed to include loot boxes or other such gambling mechanics, according to an announcement made by Google Play’s group product manager Joseph Mills in a blog post.

In 2018, Google Play banned crypto mining apps from the store. These updated rules were made with the help of key figures in the Web3 gaming scene.

Web3 games remain banned on Steam, the largest PC game distributor on the internet. Meanwhile its competitor, Epic Games, recently launched an NFT card game titled Gods Unchained on June 22nd, indicating continued support for Web3 gaming.