December 5, 2022

GTA development company banned NFT and cryptocurrencies in game mods

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GTA development company banned NFT and cryptocurrencies in game mods

Rockstar Games, following Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, banned the introduction of non-fungible tokens in mods created by third-party developers and fans of their game.

The company said it will continue tosupport mods for Grand Theft Auto despite restrictions. In addition to banning NFTs and in-game cryptocurrencies in mods, Rockstar Games has banned the importation or misuse of other GTA intellectual property, brands, characters, trademarks, or music to create new games, stories, missions, or maps.

"Rockstar Games has always believed in reasonablefan creativity and wants creators to showcase their passion for our games. Third Party RPG Servers are an extension of the rich set of community-created experiences in Grand Theft Auto that we hope will continue to thrive in a safe and friendly manner for years to come,” the company said in a statement.

Rockstar Games did not specify what measures will beaccepted in relation to companies and modders who are already creating projects using cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Among the major companies is the Australian MyMetaverse, which uses cryptocurrencies and NFTs in the form of cars and swords on GTA 5 servers. The company launched its own mod in September in partnership with Enjin.

In July, the leadership of Epic Games announced that it would not follow the example of Steam and would not ban NFT and blockchain-enabled games on its site.