Metaverse Developer Epic Games Claims Won't Ban NFTs like Minecraft
Epic Games, Inc., creator of Metaverse battle royale game Fortnite, says it would not ban NFTs like Minecraft.
“Developers should be free to decide how to build their games, and you are free to decide whether to play them. I believe stores and operating system makers shouldn’t interfere by forcing their views onto others. We definitely won’t,” Tim Sweeney responded to netizens' messages on his official Twitter.
On July 20th, Mojang Studios, The Sandbox video game Minecraft developer, stated that it will not support NFT integration with Minecraft, citing that the speculative pricing and investment mentality of NFTs NFT-related scams violate the principles of the game.
Tim Sweeney mentioned that encryption is complex. Good and bad, everyone should make their own decision.
Epic Games doesn't necessarily support cryptocurrencies or NFTs, but the CEO said the company doesn't intend to ban NFTs like Minecraft but instead leaves the choice to gamers.
“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,” he said.
When Steam banned NFT and blockchain technology on October 21, the Epic Games Store said it would not follow suit and would continue to support NFT Games.
Epic Games, Inc. is an American video game and software developer and publisher based in Cary, North Carolina. Tim Sweeney founded the company in 1991.
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