Developer Mojang Studios does not allow implementation of blockchain and use of game files to create nfts in Minecraft. It finds that nfts ‘do not fit the values of Minecraft’.
“To ensure Minecraft players have a safe experience, blockchain technologies should not be integrated into our client and server applications,” the developer said. Also, in-game files such as worlds, skins, items, or other mods “may not be used to create rare digital assets.”
The developer won’t allow this, because it “contrarys to the inclusive message of the game.” “NFTs are not inclusive for our entire community and create a dichotomy between NFT owners and those who don’t have NFTs. The investment mindset around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering,” says Mojang. It is also concerned about the fraud being committed with NFTs. Furthermore, the developer says that it has no plans to implement blockchain in Minecraft. However, it will “monitor the further development of blockchain closely to ensure that our rules are enforced and to determine whether it will enable safer experiences or other practical applications in gaming.”
Mojang isn’t the only company banning NFTs from its platform. Since October, Valve has banned the provision of games on Steam that are “built on blockchain technology that provide or have traded NFTs or cryptocurrencies.”