Minecraft does not intend to give in to NFT madness

Swedish Mojang Studios have spoken very clearly about the future of NFT and blockchain in its Minecraft game. It’s simple: there isn’t any.

Mojang, the Swedish studio behind the famous Minecraft, received feedback from community members asking for clarification and transparency regarding the company’s position on NFT (non-fungible tokens) and blockchain. The latter then published a statement to explain that, for the moment, it was not a question of integrating these technologies into the Minecraft gaming experience.

“While we are updating our guidelines on using Minecraft to offer more specific guidance on new technologies, we wanted to take this opportunity to share our opinion that NFT integrations with Minecraft are not something we will take care of. “., indicates the document. Mojang makes it clear that all players should have access to the same content and, conversely, NFTs “can create models of scarcity and exclusion that conflict with our guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft”.

“NFTs create a haves and haves scenario”

In practice, to ensure this principle of equality, but also for “a safe and inclusive experience”, blockchain technologies cannot be integrated into the company’s client and server applications. Minecraft game content, such as worlds, skins, personality items or other mods, therefore cannot be used to create a rare digital asset.

Mojang even goes a little further, denouncing the play-to-earn model very clearly. “NFTs do not include our entire community and create a rich and have-not scenariois written. The speculative pricing and investment mindset around NFTs distracts attention from the game and encourages profit, which we believe is incompatible with our players’ long-term joy and success. “

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