GTA6 & Cryptocurrency
According to reports, the massively popular Grand Theft Auto franchise is heading towards integrating blockchain technology in its upcoming GTA game.
It is said that the game will use a cryptocurrency reward system for gamers in its newest addition Grand Theft Auto 6. The game will hit the market in 2023 or 2024. The report suggests a major upgrade in GTA 6 from its sequel GTA 5.
Talk about blockchain going mainstream, if this happens, it will be massive.
The leak came in from a well-informed Twitter user Watcher.Guru on June 26th. The tweet said, “GTA 6 leaks suggest the story will take place in Columbia/Miami and will include in-game #cryptocurrency rewards for players to earn and trade.”
GTA is a big player in the gaming industry and it might as well include Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method in its reward system. This step will see two major players in each industry joining hands to usher in a new era of blockchain gaming.
Moreover, Rockstar co-founder and creative lead of Red Dead Redemption, Dan Houser, has also shown interest in blockchain gaming. He is now part of the advisory board of blockchain games firm Revolving Games after taking part in a $13.2 million funding round.
This shows that major developers are gradually embracing blockchain technology’s integration in video games.
As for GTA6, it is under development and despite the recent leak, the plans are intact and going smoothly.
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, 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 significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.
We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details,” an announcement from Rockstar Games in February.