Shrapnel, an upcoming blockchain-based game, has limited the cash-out options for its players in the United States due to concerns over U.S. security regulations. According to Francis Brankin, Shrapnel’s Head of Economy, although players from the U.S. can fully participate in the game, they are not allowed to convert their in-game winnings into real money.
Scheduled for release in December, Shrapnel is a first-person extraction shooter game set in the year 2038. The game utilizes blockchain technology, allowing players to hunt for loot and monetize their virtual assets. CEO Mark Long’s decision to integrate blockchain was aimed at creating a platform where players could generate content and sell in-game assets.
Shrapnel has selected Avalanche as its blockchain platform due to its scalability capabilities. Currently, Avalanche can process up to 2 million transactions per hour, positioning the game well for future growth. Neon, the development team behind Shrapnel, plans to release an early access version of the game to paid users in December, with future plans to transition to a free-to-play model.
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