Minecraft lately up to date its utilization pointers to ban play-to-earn fashions and token-gating performance on fan-operated recreation servers, clearing the way in which for developer Mojang to reportedly threaten motion in opposition to a server that paid gamers in Bitcoin. A outstanding determine has now come out in assist of Mojang’s transfer: Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
Notch, who offered Mojang and the Minecraft IP to Microsoft in 2014, replied in a tweet thread about Decrypt’s article overlaying the Bitcoin server.
“I am glad they’re cracking down on nonsense like this,” Notch wrote.
I am glad they’re cracking down on nonsense like this. You are welcome.
— notch (@notch) September 25, 2023
Decrypt requested Notch for additional clarification on his stance relating to Minecraft servers that make the most of play-to-earn and NFT-gating options, however didn’t instantly hear again.
Satlantis, an impartial, fan-operated Minecraft server that paid gamers Bitcoin rewards for finishing in-game duties, introduced on Friday that it might take away the incomes function after receiving a requirement from Mojang.
In a Discord put up, Satlantis founder David Dineno stated that “Mojang threatened to dam our server IP and cease-and-desist our server host if we did not comply.” Satlantis eliminated the function and stated that it might migrate the expertise to a different gaming platform.
Microsoft has not but replied to Decrypt’s request to substantiate the takedown request.
Minecraft’s utilization pointers have been up to date lately so as to add new restrictions round blockchain performance. Participant-run servers for the sport can not make the most of play-to-earn fashions that permit gamers “earn real-world or out-of-game foreign money or in-game foreign money that may be cashed out for real-world foreign money.”
Moreover, Minecraft lastly applied its long-awaited ban on utilizing NFT possession to limit entry to in-game options. That ban was introduced in July 2022 however hadn’t been applied almost a yr later, Decrypt reported. It’s now in impact.
Notch has not been formally concerned with Minecraft since then, and was apparently blocked from attending the sport’s 10-year anniversary occasion in 2019 following a string of controversial and transphobic feedback on Twitter.
“His feedback and opinions don’t replicate these of Microsoft or Mojang and should not consultant of Minecraft,” a Microsoft consultant informed Selection in 2019.