Minecraft just banned NFTs and blockchain tech

The Microsoft-owned Mojang posted an extremely critical statement explaining the reason behind the ban.


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.

Mojang Studios deserves kudos for taking a strong stance against NFTs and cryptocurrency.

After companies such as Take-Two Interactive, Blizzard Entertainment, and Valve, have said no to NFTs, the Microsoft-owned Mojang Studios is joining the "anti-NFT" club.

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.

After the success of Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang is now working on Minecraft Legends. Who knows what else is coming after this?

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.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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