NFTs “definitely won’t” be banned on the Epic Games Store
CEO Tim Sweeney shared on Twitter
Epic Games has confirmed it has no plans to ban NFTs, days after Minecraft developer Mojang Studios banned NFT and blockchain integrations.
At the time, the developer stated NFTs create models of scarcity and exclusion and strongly go against the Minecraft Usage Guidelines.
"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 nor may they be utilized to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods," Mojang concluded.
A Twitter user commented on Minecraft’s NFT ban, tagging Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and saying: "hey Epic Games, it’d be really nice to see the same opinion from the Epic Games Store. Please get rid of every last one of those games on the store "
"Developers should be free to decide how to build their games, and you are free to decide whether to play them," Sweeney responded. "I believe stores and operating system makers shouldn’t interfere by forcing their views onto others. We definitely won’t."
“These are all editorial and brand judgments. 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.”
Last September, the CEO shared a very different view on NFTs, stating his company would avoid them due to the space being “tangled up with an intractable mix of scams, interesting decentralized tech foundations, and scams.”
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