Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, said his company “certainly won’t” follow the lead of the creators of Minecraft by outlawing nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
As was previously reported, NFT integrations were prohibited by Minecraft’s creators Mojang Studios on Wednesday because they consider the speculative nature of NFTs, as well as their scarcity, dangers of exclusion, and potential for scams, to be incompatible with the game’s core values.
The action was seen negatively by the NFT community, but positively by the group of gamers who are skeptical about cryptocurrencies.
Epic Games is behind the popular Fortnite
Fortnite, a hugely popular battle royale game and platform for the Metaverse, was developed by Sweeney’s business. While not necessarily in favor of cryptocurrency or NFTs, Epic Games’ CEO stated that the company has no intention of imposing any opinions on the matter.
Twitter user Low5ive responded to the tweet by asking Sweeney whether Epic Games had a different policy on “hateful/discriminatory stuff” than this. Sweeney responded by saying that while Epic Games does make “editorial” decisions, NFTs do not currently come under them.
NFT Worlds, a project that was created on one of Minecraft’s open source servers, now faces a huge challenge as a result of Mojang Studios’ NFT prohibition.
The NFT Worlds team declared following the Mojang news that it is now “brainstorming solutions” on how to proceed. The team said it is attempting to contact Minecraft to see if a potential answer may be discovered. If not, switching to a “Minecraft-like game engine” or the GameFi platform has been suggested as an alternative.