Grand Theft Auto, or GTA, is one of the most popular and successful video game franchises in the world. The series, developed by Rockstar Games, is known for its open-world gameplay, realistic graphics, and controversial themes. The latest installment, GTA 5, was released in 2013 and has sold over 150 million copies worldwide. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of GTA 6, but it appears most teenagers and kids might not be able to play.
Will Grand Theft Auto 6 Use Face Recognition Technology for Age Verification?
A recent rumor has caused a lot of controversy among the gaming community. According to the rumor, GTA 6 will use facial recognition technology to verify the age of the players. The rumor claims that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which is the organization that assigns ratings to video games in the US and Canada, will require players to upload a selfie before they can play GTA 6. The selfie will be analyzed by a facial recognition algorithm that will determine if the player is old enough to play the game.
It’s highly likely that GTA 6 will be rated M for Mature, which means that only players who are 17 years or older can play the game. This is based on the past ratings of GTA games, which have been rated M for their violence, sexual content, drug use, and language. The rumor suggests that the facial recognition technology will prevent underage players from accessing GTA 6, and that Rockstar Games will cooperate with ESRB to implement this feature, and make sure there is no way to workaround it.
The rumor has been met with a lot of backlash from gamers who claim that it will be an invasion of privacy and a violation of their rights. They argue that uploading a selfie to play a video game is unnecessary and risky, as it could expose their personal information to hackers or third parties.
They also claim that Rockstar Games will lose a lot of money if they implement this feature, as many of their fans are under 17 years old and will not be able to play GTA 6. Some gamers have even threatened to boycott Rockstar Games if they go ahead with this plan.
However, there is no official confirmation or evidence that this rumor is true. Rockstar Games has not officially announced any details about GTA 6 using this type of age verification tech. ESRB has also not commented on the rumor or its validity. Even if it is really implemented, surely people will find a way to make their selfies look older before uploading them.