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The highly anticipated next version of the Grand Theft Auto franchise may include a crypto component.
The much-anticipated upcoming iteration of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6), is said to include bitcoin in-game.
Tom Henderson, regarded as a “reputable leaker” by gaming news site Game Rant, revealed yesterday that gamers would be able to earn Bitcoin instead of cash when playing the game.
However, this would imply that GTA 6 will include “in-game” Bitcoin payments—or maybe a GTA spin-off cryptocurrency.
In the same manner that players cannot spend real-world money earned in the game, Bitcoin payments would not be genuine cryptocurrency.
This is not the first time the Grand Theft Auto brand has dabbled with the cryptocurrency market. And, if genuine, it contradicts Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick’s stance on cryptocurrency. The publisher of Grand Theft Auto is Take-Two Interactive.
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Zelnick isn’t optimistic about the crypto industry, making the rumored inclusion of crypto into the game a curious one.
“If you combine the metaverse, SPAC, and cryptocurrency, will any of this matter in five years? “I’m not sure it will,” he stated earlier this month during a Take-Two Q4 earnings call.
The franchise has a history of implementing new in-game transactions as a component of the most recent GTA games, even including a stock market element. According to Henderson, the stock market functionality will return in GTA 6.
The games, however, have yet to add anything crypto-related into online play.
If cryptocurrency makes its Grand Theft Auto debut in GTA 6, whether genuine or not, it may contradict Zelnick’s crypto pessimism.