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<p><br /> Minecraft developer Mojang Studios is taking a strongly-held

Minecraft developer Mojang Studios is taking a strongly-held position against NFTs. In a blog post titled "Minecraft and NFTs," the studio which is owned by Microsoft and Microsoft, stated that "integrations of NFTs with Minecraft are not something we will support or allow."

Mojang stated that blockchain technology isn't allowed to be integrated into our client and server applications. "To ensure that Minecraft players enjoy a safe, inclusive experience, neither may Minecraft in-game content such as worlds, skins or persona items be utilized by blockchain technology to create an exclusive digital asset."

According to Mojang certain companies have created "NFT implementations that work with Minecraft world files and skin packs." The studio suggests that there might be Minecraft "collectible" NFTs or that players could earn NFTs by doing things in Minecraft on a server or earning them outside of the game.

Mojang argues these practices encourage digital scarcity and exclusion, which goes against the values of Minecraft. "NFTs are not inclusive of all members of our community and create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots," the studio said. Mojang goes further by declaring that the speculative nature of NFTs "encourages profiteering."

The blog article is worth reading in its entirety. It provides a variety of criticisms of NFTs and blockchain-related projects in a clear and understandable language. (There are quite a few additional quotes I could have included.)

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Valve has also taken a hard stance against NFTs and blockchain-based games on Steam. Most gamers have been against NFTs. Ubisoft stopped making NFTs to Ghost Recon Breakpoint only a few months after the initiative launched. Epic Games stated last year that it was "open" for blockchain-based games on Epic Games Store. The store was the first to receive a blockchain-based game in June.

While Mojang isn't closing the possibility of incorporating blockchain in the future, it concludes by declaring that "we do not have any plans for adding blockchain technology to Minecraft at the moment."

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