Epic Games, which developed the popular video game Fortnite, had opened an official merchandise store, Retail Row, in December.
For a brief period of time, Epic Games’ Retail Row merch store accepted Monero (XMR) as a payment method upon checkout. Unfortunately, this decision was not intentional and was quickly reverted.
Due to a miscommunication with a partner, users were able to purchase using Cryptocurrency for a short period of time.
According to Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney, Monero had entered the store’s suite of payment options “somewhere along the way” but was unintentional, with staff subsequently removing it over the weekend.
The rumors were confirmed by Ricardo Spagni, creator of the popular privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, who in his official Twitter account described the announcement as being “too cool.”
However, the CEO isn’t ruling out using cryptocurrency or blockchain,adding:
“Many of us at Epic are big fans of the decentralized computing tech underlying cryptocurrency, however, a lot more work is needed on volatility and fraud-proofing before bringing it to such a broad audience that includes younger gamers.”