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To discourage profiteering, Minecraft owner bans NFTs in-game

Mojang Studios, a Minecraft developer, is strongly against NFTs. The studio, which is owned Microsoft, stated that integrations of NFTs into Minecraft were not something they would support or allow.

Mojang stated that blockchain technologies were not allowed to be integrated into our client or server applications. “To ensure that Minecraft users have a safe, inclusive experience, neither may Minecraft in-game content like worlds, skins and persona items be used by blockchain technology to create an exclusive digital asset.”

Mojang claims that some companies have developed “NFT implementations” that can be associated with Minecraft world files, skin packs, and other Minecraft-related items. The studio also suggested that NFTs could be made “collectible” by Minecraft players. Players could earn NFTs from playing Minecraft on a server or outside of the game.

Mojang claims that these practices promote digital scarcity and exclusion which is against Minecraft’s values. The studio stated that NFTs “are not inclusive of all of our community and create an environment of the haves versus the have-nots”. Mojang adds that NFTs’ speculative nature “encourages profiteering.”

The blog post is worth reading in its entirety. It outlines many of the criticisms of NFTs as well as blockchain projects in a clear and understandable language. There are many more quotes I could have added.

Valve has also taken a hard stance against NFTs and blockchain games on Steam. Most of the gaming community has rejected NFTs. Ubisoft has stopped making NFTs to Ghost Recon Breakpoint only a few months following the launch of the initiative. Epic Games stated last year that it is “open” for blockchain games on Epic Games Store. The store received the first blockchain-based game in June.

Mojang does not completely rule out the possibility of blockchain being integrated into Minecraft in the future. However, it states that they have no plans to implement blockchain technology into Minecraft at the moment.

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Henry Hicks
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