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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that the firm will not follow Minecraft in banning NFTs.
Yesterday, Mojang, the studio that develops Minecraft, banned blockchain technology integration into the Minecraft client and server applications, as it believes that the speculative aspect of NFTs and scams associated with them run against the game’s principles.
Epic Games CEO, however, looks at NFT from a different perspective:
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.
Sweeney’s company has a reason to do so. Being the creator of Fortnite, which is also seen as a Metaverse platform, Epic Games expects a significant rise in demand for gaming based on blockchain as more than half (52%) of gamers believe the Metaverse will change the video game industry.
While Epic Games isn’t necessarily pro-crypto or NFTs, the CEO said the firm isn’t looking to enforce any views on its users:
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