North Korean authorities have asked Google and Apple to block P2E games; they go against local regulations.
P2E (play-to-earn) games have become one of the most popular categories within the main application platforms signed by Apple and Google.
For many, these blockchain-based games that allow players to win cryptocurrencies are ushering in a new era in the gaming world and the numbers just don’t lie.
It is estimated that right now there are close to one billion online players worldwide who bet on this type of game, a figure that by 2025 could reach 1.3 billion.
The amount of money that moves within the category is not negligible. Until 2020, P2E games would have generated $ 20 billion in revenue.
Although the business promise that this category can promise for the app stores of firms like Apple or Google is enormous, the reality is that for many authorities, it is about games that violate the laws.
At least that is what the authorities of North Korea estimate, a region that has now asked Google and Apple to block P2E games because they consider that they go against local regulations that govern the amount of money that can be won through games. which right now is $ 8.42 each time.
P2E blocked by Google and Apple?
The request is signed by the Games Management Committee (GMC) of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of that country, an organization that has previously tried to prevent P2E games from obtaining the age classifications, which they must have in order to access the app stores.
“It is reasonable to prevent P2E games from getting age ratings under current law,” GMC said in an official statement seen by Coin Telegraph, “because cash rewards in games can be considered prizes.”
Although the GMC requests made to Apple, Google and other app stores so far have not been effective, the truth is that these events mark a precedent for what many call “the new era of gaming” must face face to face to a metaverse and the growth of cryptocurrencies.