Minecraft developer Mojang Studios is taking a tough stance against NFTs. In a blog post titled Minecraft and NFT, the Microsoft-owned studio wrote that we generally don’t support or allow NFT integrations with Minecraft.
To ensure a safe and inclusive experience for Minecraft players, blockchain technologies cannot be integrated into our client and server applications, and Minecraft game content such as worlds, skins, personality items or other mods cannot be used by blockchain technology to create a rare digital well, said Mojang.
According to Mojang, some companies have created NFT implementations related to Minecraft world files and skin packs. The study also suggests that theoretically there may be Minecraft NFTs to collect, or that players could earn NFTs by doing things in Minecraft on a server or earning them outside of the actual game.
NFTs do not include our entire community
Mojang argues that these practices encourage digital scarcity and exclusion, which contradicts Minecraft’s values. NFTs do not include our entire community and create a scenario of rich and have-nots, the study said. Mojang goes even further by saying that the speculative nature of NFTs encourages greed.
I strongly encourage you to read the blog post in its entirety as it succinctly lays out many criticisms of NFTs and blockchain projects in easy-to-understand language. (There are a few other quotes I could have included.)
Valve has also taken a tough stance on blockchain games and NFTs on Steam, and much of the gaming community has spoken out strongly against NFTs, as Ubisoft stopped creating NFTs for Ghost Recon Breakpoint just a few months after the launch of the game. initiative. Epic Games said last year that it was open to blockchain games on the Epic Games Store, and the first blockchain game hit stores in June.
Although Mojang is not completely closing the door on future blockchain integration, it concludes that we currently have no plans to implement blockchain technology in Minecraft.