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In order to introduce Web3 gaming to a wider audience, Gala Games has decided to distribute its games on the Epic Games Store.
Gala Games (GALA), a blockchain-based gaming platform, and Epic Games have agreed to distribute Gala's tiles on the Epic Games Store.
Gala Games will introduce Web3 to the public.
The Epic Games Store is a storefront for PC and Mac compatible games that debuted in 2018.
The publishing agreement will make Gala's Web3 products accessible to more than 194 million Epic Games Store customers, separating it from competing gaming token platforms.
“Gala will bring web3 games to the masses, exposing millions of gamers to this new genre of entertainment and solidifying Gala’s place as the leader in the burgeoning Web3 games industry.”
John Osvald, president of Gala Games, stated that the relationship with Epic Games will increase the validity of blockchain gaming. He went on to say that the transaction represents "a turning moment" for gamers unfamiliar with the notion of digital ownership, i.e. NFT gaming.
“Easy access to Web3 games is a turning point for those players who have not yet seen how digital ownership can enrich the gaming experience.”
Recently, NFT gaming has been subjected to scathing criticism, with players describing the notion as an attempt to extort as much money as possible from consumers. In addition, proponents of this position assert that selling video games removes the joy and escape features.
GRIT is the first game to be released on the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games is best known for creating the incredibly popular battle royale video game Fortnite. For the Chapter 2 Season 5 finale in December 2020, the game reached its peak concurrent user count of 15.3 million.
There are currently around 3 million concurrent users, according to estimates.
Fortnite is still the most popular game in the world based on the number of active monthly players, surpassing Minecraft and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The first game on the Epic Games Store will be Gala Games' GRIT, which aims to replicate this game's success. Similar to Fortnite, GRIT is a battle royale game with a Wild West setting.
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