Recent leaks suggest that the upcoming GTA 6 video game may adopt game-to-win mechanics that allow players to earn real-life crypto.
According to reports, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 may be adopting a game-to-win game and business model. Yesterday a Tweeter hinted at this development, as the hit game franchise is set to release the next iteration in 2024.
While GTA 6’s gameplay mechanics and micro-transaction specifics are unknown, observers believe the game may adopt blockchain technology. This approach could see players convert funds generated during gameplay into usable money in real life. Observers say the rumored GTA 6 approach to play-to-win will include crypto rewards that will revolutionize the way players play and win.
Rockstar Games’ next adventure feature could turn traditional gaming into an additional revenue stream. GTA 6 leaks suggest that the sixteenth overall installment of the gaming franchise will incorporate Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method and reward token.
Although Rockstar Games has yet to comment on the in-game crypto reward system, the developer has previously confirmed the development of GTA 6, 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. beyond what we’ve delivered previously – and we’re happy to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.
GTA 6’s predecessor featured Play-to-Earn game mechanics to a lesser extent
The previous GTA V was first released in September 2013 on PS3 and Xbox 360. However, Rockstar re-released an improved and upgraded version for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in March 2022. In GTA 5 players could enter the fictional version of the game. stock markets via their smartphones and trade stocks in the game in real life. GTA 5 players could also earn money in “stock market assassination missions”.
Therefore, a progressive game like GTA 6 could offer more sophisticated transactional play-to-win offers that include crypto.
Although GTA 6 does not have an official release date, the game could launch on the current PS5 and Xbox Series X/S game consoles. The possibility of a launch on older console generations is still to be confirmed, depending on when the game will be released.
A recent report suggests that GTA 6 could be the most expensive video game ever made, with a budget of up to $2 billion. For the moment, no developer has responded to these suggestions. However, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, recently said that Rockstar strives for “nothing less than perfection.” During a media session, Zelnick pointed out that the developer is striving for something that people “have never seen before”. The CEO of Take-Two suggested that the finished product would be special. According to Zelnick, GTA 6 could set the performance bar for the gaming industry for many years to come.
Neither Rockstar Games nor Take Two have officially announced game details. There’s also no indication of what cryptocurrencies GTA 6 will adopt if it finally launches as a game to win.
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