Mojang Studios has put forward its stance on NFTs and their place in Minecraft, and it's a positive one for the swath of gamers who are vocal about their disdain for the technology. In short, Mojang has said that NFTs in Minecraft are "generally not something we will support or allow".
The developer says that the use of NFTs is not permitted across pretty much all aspects of Minecraft; within the game's client/servers, for use as in-game content, as mods, all the rest of it. Basically, the team doesn't accept NFTs and won't be integrating them into Minecraft.
Mojang says that fundamentally, NFTs and what they currently represent "does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together", and therefore the company doesn't see a reason for them to work with Minecraft.
This all sets a pretty good precedent in general, and we hope Xbox adopts this same stance with the rest of its first-party lineup. Phil Spencer has gone on record recently to say that he doesn't see the value for players in NFTs at present.
However, Mojang isn't ruling out the technology forever. The developer says that it'll be keeping an eye on the tech and how it evolves, to see if an adapted version of it could ever have a place in Minecraft.
"We will also be paying close attention to how blockchain technology evolves over time to ensure that the above principles are withheld and determine whether it will allow for more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in gaming. However, we have no plans of implementing blockchain technology into Minecraft right now."
How do you feel about this move from Mojang? Let us know your thoughts below!
Fantastic, now get a commitment from all Xbox Studios to not implement this new scurge.
Let Squeenix be the trailblazers for this shi*e - they are obsessed with NFT's and blockchain in their earnings presentations.
Im sure we all applaud this... no one should want to see NFTs in gaming.
"Enjin states it is a destination for eco-conscious blockchain [users], that it provides environmentally-friendly solutions for building decentralised gaming products, and that it is committed to carbon-neutral NFTs (by 2030)."
Squeenix are knocking it out of the proverbial park, mate. See Eurogamer's articles on FFVII - the future is bright (
@Sol4ris I know mate, its disgusting what sqeenix do, and have stated. If only they didnt have ips I was interested in....
Nice to see statements like this regarding nfts and I hope we see more of them from other dev teams or companies.
Sadly my expectations are such things will be rare and we will see more of the slimy statements trying to convince us nfts are good for customers and will enhance gameplay.
I would honestly have more respect if any dev had the balls to just say we are using nfts because it will make us (the company) more money instead of them constantly trying to peddle the gameplay nonsense.
Hmmm how long ago did we start hearing about NFTs? A case of wait and see how things play out first before being our knights in shining armour and getting the accolades. 🤫
Its the same stance that Phil Spencer himself has stated so I am not surprised by this from one of their studio's. I got the impression that Studios would have to make a very good case to MS to 'prove' NFT's had some actual benefits to 'EVERYONE' - specifically the 'experience' of playing that game that couldn't be done in any other way...
At this point, what company would actually say "yes" to NFTs?! I mean other than Squeenix, obviously......although an NFT paywalled behind physical collectibles is hilarious on multiple levels.
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