Last week Minecraft developer Mojang banned blockchain integration into its “brainchild” entirely. Following this, the team from NFT Worlds announced their own project, which will resemble the popular sandbox in both gameplay and style.
“Make no mistake, this is a real battle of Web2 vs Web3” – commented the firm Mojang ban.
Previously, NFT Worlds released so-called “sids.” These are cryptographic codes in token format, with which players could generate unique sandbox-based worlds.
Mojang’s ban hit the company hard. The project’s capitalization dropped almost 70% in just 24 hours from July 20 to July 21.
The WRLD native token fell in value from $0.03156 to $0.009296. As of this writing, the asset is trading at $0.01177 USD.
Later, NFT Worlds published a “manifesto” on what it plans to do next. In it, it criticized Microsoft and Mojang for “disrespecting” players, noting that it would develop its own project.
“We’re not going to remake the original Minecraft open source. That would probably violate some kind of license agreement. We intend to create a similar project completely from scratch. Along with the transition, we will slightly adjust the corporate style, making it more convenient for players “- said the company.
The new sandbox promises to be “more enjoyable, comfortable and accessible” for newcomers, but it will retain the recognizable “chips” gameplay. NFT World also promised to integrate more blockchain mechanics, turning the game into an open platform.
At the same time, access to the project “forever” will remain 100% free. Work on the game is already underway, but when it will be ready is unknown.