The CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, states his business will not prohibit in-game NFTs on the lines of Mojang Studios’ Minecraft video game’sLead Earlier statement by Minecraft uses a clear sign of banning in-game NFTs on its video game servers.
A twitter user asked Tim Sweeney, “It’d be really nice to see the same opinion from the Epic Games Store.” Voicing his position, Tim Sweeney supported the vigor of developer-freedom in video game advancement with a tweet reply.
Having over 194 million signed up users by 2021-end, Epic Games has a range of NFT-centric games coming-up by the end of 2022.
Minecraft states in its main statement, “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.”
Epic Games’ ‘build the metaverse’ strategies appear following its $ 2 billion fundraise with a $31.5 billion evaluation. But Epic Games’ endeavor into utilizing in-game cryptocurrency and blockchain networks is still brand-new.
Replying to Twitter user Low5ive’s question on Epic Games’ ‘hateful/discriminatory content’ restriction policy, Sweeney stated, “A store could choose to make no such judgments and host anything that’s legal, or choose to draw the line at mainstream acceptable norms as we do, or accept only games that conform to the owner’s personal beliefs.”
Mojang Studios’ statement of an NFT restriction in Minecraft leaves an NFT gamer developed on its open-source servers, NFT Worlds, to ‘brainstorm solutions’ for the future. Otherwise, a ‘Minecraft-like game engine’ or GameFi platform would be utilized.
Compiled by Coinbold.