Rockstar follows a similar recent ban on Mojang and Minecraft. According to the official support site, a new set of policies has been released, stating that cryptocurrencies and NFTs have been formally banned from the famous Grand Theft Auto Online role-playing (RP) servers.
Rockstar Games Inc. is an American video game company. The company is best known for the Grand Theft Auto series, while other well-known publications include Bully, LA Noire, and the Red Dead, Manhunt, Max Payne, and Midnight Club series.
It should be noted that fans have been running RPG servers for Grand Theft Auto V for years.
OTF Gaming said in a statement: “We have been asked to halt all Trenches operations. We have no choice but to comply with their demands as we wish to please Take-Two and Rockstar. We will work with them to find an amicable solution to this matter.”
Rockstar has updated their Mods Policy to cover RP servers
Roleplaying or RP servers allow players to develop their own Minecraft experience while being presented with a theme of what the server will look like. And GTA Roleplay is a multiplayer mod for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto.
On Rockstar’s official site, it answered the question “Are Roleplay (RP) servers allowed?” in its article as “It has always believed in sane creativity from fans and wants developers to show their passion for our games. Third-party “RPG” servers are an extension of the rich array of community-created experiences in Grand Theft Auto that we hope will thrive in a safe and friendly manner for many years to come.”
The gaming company added that Take-Two’s enforcement policy will align with the current policy for single-player PC mods, with the priority of enforcement action focusing on:
(i) misuse any Rockstar Games trademarks or Intellectual Property (IP) in any Game;
(ii) Import or misuse of other IP in the project:
(iii) commercial use or the Using cryptocurrencies or crypto assets (e.g. “NFTs”);
(iv) creating new games, stories, missions or maps; or
(v) disrupting our official multiplayer or online services, including Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
Take-Two reserves the right to object to any Third Party Project or to revise, revoke and/or withdraw this Statement at any time in its sole discretion.
And this Statement does not constitute a waiver of any rights Take-Two may have with respect to any Third-Party Project, nor does it endorse, approve, or authorize any Third-Party Project.