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Another Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumor Is Gathering Dust

Grand Theft Auto 6 cryptocurrency rumor

Rumors and leaks about Grand Theft Auto 6 have become the hottest news in the gaming world. The latest in the growing strings of Grand Theft Auto 6 rumors is that the game will integrate cryptocurrency. This has also led to the speculation that the game may be available for Web 3.

Grand Theft Auto 6

According to the latest rumor, Grand Theft Auto 6 may offer digital assets as rewards to players and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as in-game loot. The recent buzz was shared on 25 May 2023 by @MatDefies on Twitter. The image that accompanied the post which has been viewed over a million times had the texts

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“GTA 6 says the money you make in-game will transfer to real life.”


This is not the first time that it has been rumored that Grand Theft Auto 6 will incorporate cryptocurrency. Sadly, the latest rumor doesn’t add any new information to what has already been speculated—which left us a little disappointed. Rockstar Games have neither confirmed nor dispelled any of the rumors.

Why it is unlikely that play-to-earn will come to Grand Theft Auto 6

Play-to-earn (P2E) games offer real rewards to players in the form of cryptocurrencies which they can trade for real money. It is an exciting business model that has been taunted as the future of video games. Notwithstanding the excitement around web3 gaming, there are concerns about its sustainability.

At the NFT.NYC gathering in April, game developers and publishers mentioned that an alternative model was being explored in the industry to replace the P2E model. This has become necessary following the crashing of the prices of cryptocurrencies since mid-2022.

“The model is not sustainable,” said Chase Freo, the CEO of gaming platform OP Games. Freo made the comment during a panel discussion at the event using Axie Infinity’s shift in its flagship titles as an example.

Considering the fact that Take-Two Interactive is aiming to hit $8 billion in the 2025 fiscal year, the company will be banking on Grand Theft Auto 6 to hit that number. As their most prized asset, Take-Two will be reluctant to experiment with a P2E model using Grand Theft Auto 6.

Globally, it is estimated that Grand Theft Auto V which was released in 2013 has sold 370 million copies. Grand Theft Auto 6 has the chance to outdo that number, but only if all alterations to the game don’t take the franchise away from the core GTA experience. Therefore, a P2E model will be just too risky for Rockstar Games to implement on their most successful franchise.

Take-Two and Rockstar ceased crypto assets on fan-operated servers

Another reason why it is highly unlikely that cryptocurrency of any sort will feature in Grand Theft Auto 6 is that Take-Two banned fan-operated Grand Theft Auto V servers from using crypto assets, NFTs in particular, in November 2022. The inclusion of cryptocurrency in Grand Theft Auto 6 would appear like a U-turn on that decision, which would be surprising.

Rockstar ban NFT on private Grand Theft Auto V server

Nevertheless, there are those that will claim that the reason why Take-Two and Rockstar banned fan-operated crypto projects was because they want to run the show themselves—which is still a logical way of looking at it.

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Modification of the characters of a PC game and interactions between players usually happen on fan-operated servers. In the case of Grand Theft Auto V, some servers introduced NFTs that gave players ownership of in-game loot like weapons and cars.

Kick is already anticipating the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6

Following the emergence of more details about the upcoming game, a popular livestreaming service known as Kick has created a category for Grand Theft Auto 6. Apart from the leaks and rumors, the only official news about Grand Theft Auto 6 was the confirmation of development by Rockstar Games.

Perhaps, Kick already knows something about the game’s release date and is bound by NDA to keep mute. The platform was created following the banning of gambling content by Twitch. Kick permits gambling content and has the backing of Trainwrecks, a popular Twitch streamer.

Since Rockstar has kept the development of Grand Theft Auto 6 private, the released game may differ from leaked content. Therefore, any attempt to predict what the game would look like or create a platform for it may be futile.

Do you think Rockstar will be willing to experiment with Play-to-Earn in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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