Speculation Surrounds Grand Theft Auto VI’s Integration of Cryptocurrency
Rumors are once again circulating about the incorporation of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the highly anticipated game, Grand Theft Auto VI, igniting curiosity and speculation among fans.
Social media posts, particularly on Twitter, have suggested that GTA 6 will introduce a play-to-earn concept, where in-game items like cars and weapons will be transformed into NFTs.
Rockstar Games, the creator of the GTA series, has yet to address the validity of these claims, leaving little concrete evidence to support the rumors at this time.
It’s worth noting that the company took action against the usage of cryptocurrency in GTA back in November of the previous year. Cease and desist letters were sent to companies operating public servers with blockchain integrations, dealing a significant blow to several game developers who had built their titles on this platform.
Considering the remarkable success of its predecessor, GTA 5, which has sold over 180 million copies and generated a staggering $8 billion in revenue since its release in 2015, it appears unlikely that Rockstar would drastically deviate from the winning formula of the franchise. Fans can expect the next installment to be released either next year or in 2025.
While there is a possibility of a cryptocurrency element being included in the game, it might not align with the expectations of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Game Rant suggests that Rockstar Games could potentially employ cryptocurrency as a subject of satire or ridicule within the game’s narrative, rather than as a prominent gameplay mechanic.