Rockstar Bans Cryptocurrency And NFTs On GTA5 RPG Servers –

Rockstar Games has just announced a new legal compliance policy that will effectively ban the sale of “loot boxes” for real currency, cryptocurrency, and NFTs on GTA RP servers. The policy focuses on preventing user exploitation through loot boxes, cryptocurrencies, and assets such as NFTs on RolePlay servers.

GTA RP is one of the most popular ways to experience the world of Grand Theft Auto and was largely derived from PC mods. Over the years, several notable RP servers have amassed a large number of players and are still running quite successfully. These servers include some like NoPixel, Eclipse RP, and GTA World.

RP servers have also become quite massive in India with servers like IRPS, ExoLife RP and more. With Rockstar effectively banning the use of cryptocurrency, it will be interesting to see if any major servers are affected. The new policies also prevent servers from misusing other Rockstar IPs, brands, characters, trademarks, or real-world music.

Also read: Is GTA RP the best thing to happen to the series in a long time?

Rockstar applies new policies for GTA RP servers, but still does not license or support third-party projects

GTA RP is a curious area for Rockstar Games in that it is completely independent of publisher support. However, given how incredibly popular it has been, there is little for Rockstar to shut down operations or allow servers to license from its IP. Take-Two Interactive hasn’t had the best of reputations within the mod community, as about a year ago the company decided to go on a crusade against popular mods within the GTA community.

RP servers have become considerable investments for those in charge, as daily operations and maintenance can be incredibly demanding. While Rockstar hasn’t had any issues with RP so far, there’s a small chance it could change in the future. Rockstar’s hand will undoubtedly be forced if the servers decide to misuse RP or allow loot box sales or embed cryptocurrencies and assets.

This is a pretty delicate situation for both parties, as GTA RP has been a huge factor in Grand Theft Auto V’s longevity and has kept it squarely in the public eye long after its release. The next Grand Theft Auto game is still pretty far from launch, so a lot of Rockstar’s efforts will be focused on shutting down Grand Theft Auto Online and figuring out exactly what the best course of action will be in regards to RP.

A large part of the appeal of RP servers rests on their independence from Rockstar Games and the “wild west” feel of the experience. If Rockstar eventually decides to license their product to the RP community, a lot of that will surely change.

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