None of us have forgotten about last year’s boom in the NFT industry, as it reached unprecedented numbers and since it goes hand in hand with the crypto sector, this industry has been stagnant for some months now. In the background, however, many companies are increasingly interested in the NFT industry, as many believe that it is an integral part of the everyday life of each of us and a part of the metaverse. However, surprisingly, the developer game studio Mojang Studios does not have such an opinion and decided to ban NFT in the game Minecraft, as well as the entire blockchain technology.
“NFTs are not inclusive of all our community and create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots. The speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players.”
Mojang Studios further stated that “like any digital file, NFTs can be copied, moved, or even deleted” and therefore the company believes that this is not in line with the values of Minecraft and its gameplay. However, it should be noted that even when the current news seems to be hostile towards NFT and blockchain, the company announced that they would follow the developing technology and maybe one day implement something similar in the game, but they say it won’t happen anytime soon. in history, with 238 million copies of the game sold.