The world is no longer quite as bullish on NFTs and cryptocurrency these days, when compared to last year. However, some companies, especially in the video game industry, are still supportive of the idea and technology's eventual integration in games. But, while companies like Square Enix are trying to justify their partnership with blockchain technology, others are more vocal in their opposition.
In a surprisingly lengthy statement, the team behind the best-selling game in video game history explained why it is not keen on embracing the supposedly magical technology. In addition to this, the studio took the time to rationalize its decision to ban anything related to blockchains in Minecraft.
TLDR; Mojang just banned blockchain tech in Minecraft as it "does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together."
Anyone with a level head would have seen this coming a mile away. NFTs and blockchain is easily the most popular buzzword in the history of buzzwords, but not everyone is a fan of them. The video game industry is especially resistant to NFTs and cryptocurrency. This is not going to change anytime soon.
If it's true that Web3 is the future, those who are all-in on the technology will have to wait a while for it to become more widely adopted.
Speaking of Minecraft, Mojang Studios is starting to branch out and make spin-offs based on the highly successful sandbox video game. The first one, Minecraft Dungeons, is easily one of the best dungeon crawlers to come out in recent years. The second one, Minecraft Legends, is scheduled to come out in early 2023.