Epic Games CEO responds to Minecraft’s NFT ban, refuses to do the same

Tim Sweeney refuses to follow in Mojang's footsteps, reiterating his stance on keeping the Epic Games Store an open platform.

Jul 26, 2022
by Dragan
Epic Games CEO responds to Minecraft’s NFT ban, refuses to do the same
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Following the recent NFT ban imposed on Minecraft, the best-selling game of all time, a Twitter user asked Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney whether the same decision would be made for the Epic Games Store.

The founder reiterated his neutral stance, stating:

The sudden decision from Mojang, a Swedish studio owned by Microsoft, to disallow NFTs has led to various NFT projects based on the game with no time to properly figure out how to move forward, as all servers were required to have no connection to anything related to non-fungible tokens straight away when the ban was announced. One of the biggest projects that utilized the sandbox title was play-to-earn gaming platform NFT Worlds, who has shared what they plan to do next.

Earlier in June this year, Epic Games listed GRIT onto its store, making it the first NFT game to make it onto the Fortnite developer’s platform. In development by Team GRIT and published by Gala Games, this blockchain title is the first of many Gala-based games that are planned to come to the Epic Games Store, which is home to more than 194 million users. The partnership between the Unreal Engine creator and the Web3 gaming ecosystem was revealed at the Galaverse convention. GRIT is a free-to-play battle royale set in the Wild West.

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