Tim Sweeney does not mind that the Epic Games Store (EGS) releases games created with the help of artificial intelligence. This head of Epic Games said in a comment to the tweet of a developer who complained about the rules of Steam.
In his tweet, the developer shared the story of how Steam deleted a game due to the use of ChatGPT in it. In response, Sweeney advised publishing the project in EGS and stated that his platform does not prohibit working with new technologies.
Steam has already refused to publish games with AI-generated content, citing “legal uncertainties” in copyright law. Sweeney admits that AI can cause copyright issues because it learns from billions of other people’s work. But if you follow that logic, the Epic Games head notes, then claims can be made against both human artists and the rest of the creators whose works are derivative of everything they’ve ever seen.
Sweeney added that everything he has written is solely his thoughts. Epic Games does not use content hosted on EGS or any of its other services to train generative AI.