Mojang said that the nature of NFT “didn’t align with Minecraft’s co-creation and co-play values” and banned all NFTs in the game.
NFT is still one of the most controversial topics in gaming, alongside loot boxes, microtransactions, and gacha. There are developers and publishers who quickly jump into the “trend” of NFT such as Ubisoft or MOB Games, but many companies see it as an epidemic and scam that needs to be avoided. Mojang – the creator of Minecraft and its spin-off titles – has just expressed his opinion when making an official announcement about NFT and blockchain.
Meanwhile, NFT creates value from artificial exclusivity and rarity, which Mojang believes is against the rules of Minecraft and so they decided to ban all blockchain technology from Minecraft, Minecraft servers. or related applications. This also applies to all user generated content such as mods, skins, worlds, etc.
Mojang also mentioned that there are a number of companies that have launched NFT in the form of Minecraft skins and worlds, and said that all of this contradicts their views on Minecraft, as well as expressing concern about the extent safety and reliability of these NFTs. This is indeed a well-founded concern because these NFT issuers can completely “volatile” without warning, especially when the value of the NFT is arbitrarily determined and the person acquired does not have enough knowledge to protect themselves.