Microsoft Bans NFT projects on Minecraft Servers

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Microsoft doesn’t seem to like NFTs and blockchain, as the company is banning the use of NFTs and derivative NFT projects that utilize Minecraft’s assets.

Why is Minecraft against Monetizing their games?

Since its release in 2009, Minecraft has become one of the most popular video games ever. The game also has custom servers, but Mojang, the creators of the game, does not appreciate fans’ adoption of NFTs projects in the game. They told the press that they will ban any NFTs that use the game’s assets.

In an article about upcoming rules, Minecraft said; 

“In general, we won’t support or allow the integration of NFTs with Minecraft.”

Microsoft also made it clear that everyone can play the game the same old they’ve been used to. NFTs are against the rules of these monetizing games because they add models of exclusion and scarcity, which is not what the game is about.

As the users do certain things on a server, they can earn NFTs and other rare digital assets. They could also do things outside of Minecraft to earn NFTs. According to the game’s developers, blockchain technologies and NFTs create an environment of scarcity and exclusion that goes against its values of creative inclusion.


Related: Mojang Studios ban NFT integration in Minecraft


The Challenge with NFT derived gaming Projects

Minecraft also talked about how dangerous third-party NFTs can be. We see a lot of projects fail and get dropped. That’s not what Minecraft wants for its players.

Blockchain technologies are not allowed to be built into our Minecraft client or server software, nor can they be used to make NFTs for any in-game content, such as worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods,” Minecraft said.

Microsoft and Minecraft got a lot of negative feedback from the public and well-known crypto firms. Chris Dixon, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, tweeted, 

“Good reminder of why you shouldn’t build on corporate-owned (Web2) networks. The rules for developers are changed on a whim.”

Agoziem Tobechukwu

Tobechukwu Agoziem

Blockchain writer

Bio; I write as a freelancer for private and corporate organizations for a variety of blockchain sectors, including Metaverse, NFTs, cryptocurrencies, trends, news, and latest updates.


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