Minecraft NFT Ban

Minecraft To Ban NFTs on Game Servers

July 20, 2022

By: Samantha Plaisance

 
 

Mojang has made statements in regards to their feelings about Minecraft NFT on game servers, stating that they don't believe that the NFT market is something they want to be implemented into their game. They claim that the NFTs "create models of scarcity and exclusion,", and want their players to feel safe while using their servers. 

While their guidelines and policies do allow server owners to charge other players for access, they mention that in order to maintain both a safe space and inclusive game for their players, they will not allow NFTs to be integrated inside their client whatsoever. They also go on to state that they do not give anyone permission to use in-game content such as worlds, skins, or any items for that matter to be utilized by blockchain technologies. Their reasons for their choice are as follows.

 

They noticed that some of their skin packs and world files have been used by other companies as a means to create collectible Minecraft NFTs. They state that the exclusivity of these collectibles directly goes against their values, as they pride themselves on a happy and nurturing game environment where everyone is welcome. They also worry heavily about profiteering, as they want the main focus to be on playing their game and about not meeting qualifications to purchase digital assets for others to gain an income. 

They also are worried about the safety of these volatile NFTs, and those who are selling them. They are concerned that these third-party sellers may not be reliable, and could cost the players their well-earned cash for little return, which to Mojang seems unfair. Some of these third-party NFT owners may be at the mercy of an asset manager, and if that manager just vanishes without notice, everyone who was involved with that NFT may suffer the consequences.

 
 

Lastly, they are concerned about fraud. Several of these digital assets have been sold to unsuspecting buyers at overwhelmingly high prices, with the promise of turning a huge profit, which 99.9% of the time is not the truth,. Mojang is worried that their community may fall victim to these schemes, and they want no involvement in things like that. 

They finally state, 

 
 

"As such, to ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our Minecraft client and server applications nor may they be utilized to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods."