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Minecraft refuses NFTs, and may be signing its death warrant



Minecraft doesn’t like NFTs, so a company has decided to launch its own video game sandbox.

For several months now, NFTs have been on the rise (except at Bill Gate). If the cases of scams and ethical questions are increasing, non-fungible tokens have invaded all areas, and in particular that of video games. On Minecraft in particular, the company NFT Worlds had carved out a small notoriety for itself by selling “seeds”, either codes allowing to generate worlds in the game, in the form of NFT. A situation that did not really please Majong, the company behind the sandbox title.

Last week Mojang announced its decision to permanently ban NFTs from Minecraft, and more generally all blockchain technologies. In a statement, the developer explained: “NFT integrations with Minecraft are generally not something we will allow (…) This includes NFTs associated with any in-game content including worlds, skins, items or other mods“.

NFT Worlds will create its own Minecraft

Obviously disappointed with the decision taken by Minecraft, company NFT Worlds described the situation as a “step back in innovation“, even going so far as to incriminate the publishers: “Microsoft, Mojang and Minecraft have signaled that they have no consideration for creators, builders and players“.

Never mind. If Minecraft doesn’t want NFT, just switch games. NFT Worlds has announced the development of a new game and a new platform directly inspired by the mechanics of Mojang’s title. However, the company intends to modernize the structure “aging” of Minecraft, while bringing its own stone to the building, just to avoid a possible lawsuit: “This is not a rewrite of some open source Minecraft clone, which would likely violate the EULA or still risk legal action, this is a complete overhaul“.

Despite the changes promised by NFT Worlds, “the gameplay style, look and feel of the game will be very familiar to Minecraft players, but gameplay mechanics, graphics, performance optimizations and general improvements will make the game experience more accessible and enjoyable“. In addition to integrating blockchain technologies, the game should also be completely free, and not offer any microtransactions. A “web2 vs web3 battle” believes NFT Worlds, which could well deal a fatal blow to the cult title of the 2010s.

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