Minecraft at war with NFTs

Mojang Studios, the software development house behind Minecraft which was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014, said in a statement posted on the Minecraft website:

While we are in the process of updating our Minecraft usage guidelines to offer more specific advice on new technologies, we wanted to take the opportunity to share our view that NFT integrations with Minecraft do not are generally not something we are going to support or allow….

“To ensure Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our client and server applications, and Minecraft game content, such as worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods, cannot be used by blockchain technology to create a rare digital asset.Here are our reasons.

“Some companies have recently released NFT implementations that are bundled with Minecraft world files and skin packs. Other examples of how NFTs and blockchain could be used with Minecraft include the creation of Minecraft collectible NFTs , allowing players to earn NFTs through activities completed on a server, or earn Minecraft NFT rewards for activities outside of the game.

“Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which do not align with Minecraft’s values ​​of creative inclusion and communal play. NFTs are not included for our entire community and create a haves and have-nots scenario Speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs draws attention away from the game and encourages profit making , in our view, is incompatible with the joy and long-term success of our players.

The Web3 game project NFT Worlds, which creates products that integrate with Minecraft, was hit hard by the decision. The price of NFTs on the platform dropped by around 70% after Mojang announced to ban NFTs from Minecraft.

NFT Worlds co-founder ArkDev tweeted on July 21:

On the same day, Yat Siu, Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, criticized Microsoft and Mojang on Twitter:

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