Rockstar bans NFTs from ‘GTA Online’ roleplay servers

GTA Online creator Rockstar has issued an announcement outlining quite a lot of issues that it’s going to not permit within the sport’s roleplay servers, together with the usage of cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

The assertion was made by way of the developer’s help web page, wherein Rockstar introduced that whereas it helps “reasonable fan creativity” inside the sport, the studio in the end has limits as to what it is going to permit.

Rockstar has not bought NFTs instantly, however GTA Online’s roleplay servers encourage gamers to immerse themselves inside the sport’s world so as to creatively categorical themselves. As such, these servers have turn out to be house to actions that Rockstar would fairly prefer to stamp out.

Rockstar particularly talked about NFTs and cryptocurrency when addressing “commercial exploitation”, wherein the developer said that gamers will not be allowed to promote loot packing containers (for both in-game or actual foreign money), promote different digital currencies, or use cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Additionally, gamers are banned from producing revenues by way of “corporate sponsorships or in-game integrations.”

Other actions that may not be permitted on roleplay servers embrace the misuse of Rockstar Games’ emblems, importing and misusing different IP (equivalent to characters owned by different firms), making new video games, tales, missions, or maps for GTA Online, and interfering with Rockstar’s official multiplayer or on-line companies for GTA Online and Red Dead Online.

GTA Online
GTA Online. Credit: Rockstar Games

This isn’t the primary time a developer has needed to stamp out the usage of NFTs of their sport. Minecraft developer Mojang banned NFTs from the sport again in July, arguing that “profiteering” and “models of scarcity and inclusion” haven’t any place within the sport.

In different gaming information, Valheim’s Mistlands enlargement is offered to strive proper now on the sport’s public check department, and it brings a bunch of recent options to the Viking survival sport.

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