Over the past season, one of the most controversial things about video games has been the introduction of NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) in certain securities. Crypto things are something that has left no one indifferent, and while some big names have embraced them, others are refusing.
With that in mind, it’s only fitting to see what the biggest names in the industry are doing in this regard, and when it comes to unique video games, there’s no title that resonates more than Minecraft. Mohjang’s sandbox game is a real titan of industry, and his stance on this issue has angered many of his players. Well, society has decided to speak out.
Through a statement posted on the official Minecraft blog, its developers wanted to clarify their position on the controversial issue, and they did so quite emphatically. Claiming to want all players to have the same opportunities within servers, they concluded that NFTs are, in fact, in contrary to the very spirit of the title.
“All of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies create digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which is inconsistent with Minecraft’s values of creative inclusion and playing together,” Mohjang said. . In addition to this, they criticized the speculative model behind NFTs, and said it diverts attention from the game to make people focus on profits, while being concerned about artificial inflation and fraud.
On the other hand, they also don’t trust the longevity of these types of items, citing that they may depend on an external vendor that could stop working at any time, leaving their players without anything after having carried out the corresponding transactions.
For all this, Mohjang has decided that blockchain technologies and NFTs will not be allowed in the game under any circumstances. This includes the creation of worlds, skins, objects or any type of mods. Of course, they promised to be aware of how they evolve these types of technologies to determine if there are more inclusive ways to use them and, therefore, reasons to revisit these standards. For now, his decision is firm.