Recent leaks suggest that the upcoming GTA 6 video game could adopt play-to-earn gaming mechanics that see gamers earn crypto in real life.
According to reports, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 could adopt a play-to-earn gaming and business model. Yesterday, a tweet hinted at this development, as the successful gaming franchise is rumored to release the next iteration in 2024.
Although GTA 6 gameplay mechanics and micro-transaction specifics is unknown, observers believe the game could adopt blockchain technology. This approach could see gamers convert funds made during gameplay to money usable in real life. Observers say the rumored GTA 6 play-to-earn approach will include crypto rewards that revolutionize how players play and earn.
The upcoming Rockstar Games adventure feature could transform traditional gaming into an extra income source. GTA 6 leaks suggest that the gaming franchise’s sixteenth overall installment would incorporate Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method and reward token.
Although Rockstar Games has yet to comment on the rumored in-game crypto reward system, the developer previously confirmed GTA 6’s development, saying:
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTA 5, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to markedly move beyond what we have previously delivered – and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the Grand Theft Auto series’ next entry is well underway.”
GTA 6 Predecessor Featured Play-to-Earn Gameplay Mechanics to Lesser Degree
The previous GTA V was first released in September 2013 on the PS3 and Xbox 360. However, Rockstar re-released an enhanced and upgraded version for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in March 2022. In GTA 5, players could enter the game’s fictionalized stock markets through their smartphones and trade in-game shares in real life. GTA 5 players could also make money in “Stock Market Assassination Missions”.
Therefore, a progressive game like GTA 6 could offer more sophisticated play-to-earn transactional offerings that feature crypto.
Although GTA 6 has no official release date, the game could reportedly launch on the current gaming consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The possibility of a launch on older console generations remains unconfirmed, depending on when the game emerges.
A recent report suggests that GTA 6 could be the most expensive video game ever created, with a budget of up to $2 billion. At the moment, no developers have addressed these suggestions. However, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive recently said Rockstar seeks “nothing short of perfection”. In a media session, Zelnick stressed that the developer strives for something people “have never seen before”. The Take-Two CEO suggested that the finished product would be special. According to Zelnick, GTA 6 could set the gaming industry performance bar for many years.
Neither Rockstar Games nor Take Two has officially announced game specifics. There are also no pointers to what cryptocurrencies GTA 6 will adopt if it eventually launches as play-to-earn.
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