Minecraft Bans NFT’s

Minecraft (which has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2014):

In our Minecraft Usage Guidelines, we outline how a server owner
can charge for access, and that all players should have access to
the same functionality. We have these rules to ensure that
Minecraft remains a community where everyone has access to the
same content. NFTs, however, can create models of scarcity and
exclusion that conflict with our Guidelines and the spirit of
Minecraft. […]

Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies
creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which
does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and
playing together. NFTs are not inclusive of all our community and
create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots. The speculative
pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away
from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think
is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players.

A remarkably clear policy and explanation. The rest of the gaming industry would do well to follow. (The response from NFT Worlds is a lot of ✊🍆.)

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