Rockstar Games, the American video game publisher behind the most successful game series of all time, GTA, updated its policy on third-party servers on November 18, ultimately banning cryptocurrency and NFT usage across the role-playing servers.
From now on, the use of cryptocurrency and NFTs is prohibited according to the company itself, “commercial exploitation, including the sale of “loot boxes” for real-world currency or its in-game equivalent, the sale of virtual currencies, generating revenue via corporate sponsorships or in-game integrations, or the use of cryptocurrencies or crypto assets, (e.g., “NFTs”)
Additionally, Rockstar stated that they always believed in reasonable fan creativity and want creators to showcase their passion for their published games. But… not with Web3 features.
In addition, a ban on making new games, stories, missions, or maps was also revealed, together with other rules like banning the importation or misuse of other IPs in the servers, including different Rockstar IPs, music, trademarks, real-world brands, and characters.
The Bad Luck of MyMetaverse
MyMetaverse currently has its own GTA RP server called Infinity Auto. In this server, users roam the roads of Los Santos using NFT vehicles and participate in P2E missions. Additionally, it also has a Minecraft server called Survival Infinity, where NFTs exist in the form of attack weapons. It is also notable to say that Mojang previously banned NFTs and derivative projects on Minecraft servers. Bad Luck is not enough to describe how unlucky MyMetaverse is.