According to various leaks circulating over the past few months, Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) could be released in 2024 and potentially integrate a cryptocurrency rewards system as competition in the gaming sector intensifies and threatens GTA from its top spot in the industry.
Since the 1990s, the Grand Theft Auto video game series has consistently outperformed its competitors. Even 20 years after the release of GTA San Andreas in 2004, it is still considered unique and futuristic. Jetpacks that could fly and other advanced technological elements have been seen in the game. However, competition with other video game developers seems to have intensified recently.
Rockstar Games previously announced that GTA 6, the upcoming installment in its popular franchise, was in development in February 2022.
According to various speculations, it could include a cryptocurrency system similar to bitcoin, allowing players to trade and earn cryptocurrency assets through various game missions, as well as a potential return of exchange functionality through the addition of a multi-cryptocurrency broker.
This is not unexpected, considering Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto 4 in 2008, which included the Liberty City Stock Exchange (LCSE) and moving stock values. However, players could not enter The Exchange, Algonquin, where the LCSE was located. But, in the release of GTA 5 in 2013, Rockstar Games granted users access to the realm of capital markets. Players could access BAWSAQ and the LCN exchange, buy and sell shares, and engage in market-related games.
The addition of play-to-earn features in the form of cryptocurrency in GTA 6 could be a game changer for Rockstar Games as it will allow it to attract more players from the cryptocurrency community, putting it further ahead of its rivals as the future of the financial world may likely be cryptocurrencies.
Furthermore, including storylines related to cryptocurrencies may also allow prominent characters who are cryptocurrency billionaires to give missions that are compensated with cryptocurrencies, allowing players to earn money while having fun.