According to a recent leak, Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6), which is rumoured to release in 2024, might integrate play-to-earn mechanics. Back in February, Rockstar Games announced that the next instalment of the hit franchise was in development. While the developer is yet to release more details, rumours are rife that the game might feature a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency system. Here’s all you need to know about the latest GTA 6 development.
About play-to-earn mechanics in GTA 6
Recent leaks have claimed that the upcoming GTA 6 will have an in-game cryptocurrency. With this, players will be able to earn and trade in the game.
In fact, back in 2008, GTA 4 featured a building named The Liberty City Stock Exchange (LCSE). However, at the time, this was inaccessible to the players. Later, in 2013, the developers allowed players to trade stocks in GTA 5.
This is how it worked—players could access BAWSAQ and LCN Exchanges through their smartphones to buy and sell stocks. They could even make money in the ‘Stock Market Assassination Missions’.
Therefore, for a progressive game franchise like GTA, it wouldn’t be surprising to have play-to-earn elements in the form of crypto. Indeed, currently, it is all mere speculation. We have to wait for official confirmation (or denial) from Rockstar Games for more information. We’ll also have to wait and see how the gaming community reacts to this rumour.
What are play-to-earn games?
Needless to say, play-to-earn games are one of the biggest trends in the NFT space. Put simply, play-to-earn games are those which reward players with tokens, in-game currencies, and even NFTs. With the rise of NFTs, play-to-earn games have become a lucrative source of income for many, albeit with some risks involved.
Amid these circumstances, a giant like GTA 6 foraying into the space—if at all—would mean big things for the industry as a whole.