On July 20, 2022, Mojang Studios, the Swedish video game developer behind the world’s best-selling game of all time, stated that blockchain or non-fungible token (NFT) technologies “are not allowed to be integrated inside [Mojang’s] client and server applications. Mojang emphasized that NFTs or any use of blockchain technology cannot be integrated into any “in-game content such as worlds, skins, character items, or other mods.”
Mojang Studios has no plans to integrate blockchain or implement NFT technology in Minecraft – blockchain and NFT are prohibited
Mojang Studios has firmly established itself when it comes to blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to Blog Post posted on Wednesday. Mojang is well known for releasing the best-selling game of all time, Minecraft, a three-dimensional (3D) sandbox game that has no intended goals.
To date, Mojang has sold 238 million copies of Minecraft, and no other video game has sold more copies. Minecraft sales are followed by top sellers such as Grand Theft Auto V (165 million copies), Tetris (100 million copies) and Wii Sports (82.9 million copies).
A blog post published on Wednesday states that Minecraft will not use blockchain or NFT technology. The creators of Minecraft sincerely believe that “all players should have access to the same functionality” and “everyone should have access to the same content.”
The use of NFTs would be against the spirit of the company, as NFTs can “create scarcity and exclusion patterns that are contrary to [the company’s] the guiding principles and spirit of Minecraft. The company cites a number of reasons such as the fact that there are too many blockchains issuing NFTs, “some third-party NFTs may be unreliable” and NFTs are “artificial or artificial [for] fraudulently inflated prices.
“Therefore, in order to provide Minecraft players with a secure and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not allowed to be integrated into our Minecraft client and server applications, nor can they be used to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds. skins, persona items, or other mods,” the Mojang blog post reads. The Stockholm-based video game developer added:
We will also be paying close attention to how blockchain technology evolves over time to ensure that the above principles are followed and to determine if it will enable more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive gaming applications. However, we currently have no plans to implement blockchain technology in Minecraft.
Mojang won’t follow big game software developers like Square Enix, Konami, Ubisoft — Minecraft Creator Says ‘Speculative Pricing And Investment Mentality’ Are Depriving The Game Of Fun
Mojang’s decision comes at a time when firms such as Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Konami have all launched various NFT implementations. At the end of 2021, Ubisoft and GSC Game World faced backlash for the inclusion of NFTs.
The backlash from the companies was so great that GSC Game World decided to stop production of the NFT elements planned for Stalker 2. However, Ubisoft CEO Nicolas Poiret told the press that he thinks players are turning away from NFTs because they don’t understand the benefits of the technology. .
In February, Konami revealed that it plans to continue releasing NFTs to preserve the company’s content. In addition, Square Enix has entered into a $35 million round of investment for fintech and bitcoin payment processor Zebedee. Zebedee, a company based in Hoboken, NJ, specializes in integrating bitcoin payments into games.
Mojang wants nothing to do with blockchain or NFT, as it wants to be an all-encompassing game. “The NFT’s speculative pricing and investment mentality detracts from the game and encourages profit making, which we believe is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players,” Mojang concluded on Wednesday.
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