GTA 6 Rumors: Crypto Integration, NFTs, and Play-to-Earn Model Debated

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From time to time, rumors surface that Grand Theft Auto 6 will integrate cryptocurrency, fueling expectations that the highly awaited game may incorporate digital assets as rewards for players, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as in-game goods, or even as part of the storyline’s humor.

The play-to-earn (P2E) games allow users to earn cryptocurrencies by playing games. However, the business model has been deemed as unsustainable, despite the excitement over blockchain-based games. During the NFT.NYC in April, game publishers and developers highlighted that the industry is exploring alternatives to replace the P2E business model amid the crypto prices downturn.

Considering that Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 180 million units worldwide since 2015, making it one of the most successful game titles ever released, and generated over $8 billion in revenue for the franchise over the last decade, shifting to a P2E model would be a risky venture for Rockstar Games.

In November, Rockstar updated its website to make it clear that fan-operated servers for Grand Theft Auto 5 could no longer utilize crypto assets, specifically NFTs. This ban was a setback to fans hoping for NFTs in the franchise.

Lastly, the franchise is known for its humorous style. Many crypto enthusiasts believe that the next Grand Theft Auto could include crypto elements in its narrative, which would justify the years of rumors about the game taking a crypto approach. 

As of now, Rockstar has neither denied nor confirmed Grand Theft Auto 6’s crypto status, and the title is expected to be released in 2024. Until then, enthusiasts will have to wait and see whether the game integrates cryptocurrency and blockchain technology into its storyline, gameplay, or rewards systems.

Source: Cointelegraph

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