The Microsoft-owned video game Minecraft banned NFTs from its game, becoming the latest title to join the battle between the traditional gaming world and Web3.
“To ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our client and server applications, nor may Minecraft in-game content such as worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods, be utilized by blockchain technology to create a scarce digital asset,”
Minecraft studio Mojang said in a statement
The biggest loser of Minecraft’s announcement has been NFT Worlds
, a Web3 gaming project focused on third-party blockchain and NFT Minecraft integrations. Prices for the project’s NFTs
plummeted 70% following the announcement, though the project’s developers say they won’t be abandoning the community.