Rumors of GTA 6
Rumors have recently reignited that crypto assets (virtual currency) may be introduced in Grand Theft Auto 6, a new version of the popular game produced by major game studio Rockstar Games.
1/ Rumors surrounding #GTA6 will keep gamers busy for a long time. Despite being debunked, these rumors keep popping up:
💱 Crypto trading?
🤑 #playtoearn quest rewards?
🏠 Your own digital home?
⛓️ Private chain?
Many of these can be found in other Web3 projects… pic.twitter.com/ALwCaRrL7x
— DappRadar (@DappRadar) May 26, 2023
The GTA series is a world-famous open-world crime action game. As of February 2010, the previous work “GTA5” is a huge hit with cumulative sales exceeding 160 million units.
According to a Forbes India article on the 27th, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA 6, may introduce a cryptocurrency reward system. The game is expected to be released in 2023 at the earliest and 2024 at the latest.
However, there is currently no evidence to support these rumors. The source cited by Forbes India is a cryptocurrency-related Twitter account, the accuracy of which is unknown. That source cited a Tweet from Watcher.Guru on June 26th of last year, which read, “GTA 6 leaks say the story will take place in Columbia and Miami, where players can earn and trade. Virtual currency rewards that can be used will be introduced in-game.”
BREAKING: GTA 6 will be Played to Earn! pic.twitter.com/ZwQZdXhaVd
—Mat (@MatDefies) May 25, 2023
A Twitter user added a “community note” to a tweet related to the Forbes India article, clarifying that neither Rockstar Games nor anyone involved with GTA 6 has confirmed the rumor. “Community Notes” is a feature introduced by Twitter to prevent misinformation, allowing users to add information to unclear tweets.
connection:Popular series latest work “GTA 6” introduces virtual currency related elements = report
Development company trends
The cryptocurrency rumor itself first surfaced in 2021 and resurfaced last year. Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed in January 2022 that the company was exploring Web3 opportunities. The comments came after the company acquired mobile/casual game studio Zynga for $12.7 billion. However, nothing has been revealed about concrete plans or strategies since then.
On the other hand, Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two, announced in November last year that the use of NFTs and virtual currencies on the fan management server of “Grand Theft Auto V” was prohibited from the viewpoint of copyright management. These fan-operated servers used modified versions of PC games created by fans, and it was possible to use functions that could not be tried in normal play. For example, the servers for Grand Theft Auto V were offering special cars and weapons as NFT assets.
Crypto enthusiasts have been clamoring for the introduction of GTA’s original cryptocurrency, but as of yet there is no concrete evidence to support these claims. Until there is an official announcement from Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, information about the introduction of cryptocurrencies and NFTs in GTA 6 remains uncertain.
With the increase in information like this, fraudulent token and NFT sales information may fly around, so it is very important for users to check and verify information rather than take it for granted. It is wise to be especially vigilant when dealing with information of uncertain origin or of low credibility.
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What is Web3
The current centralized web is defined as Web 2.0, and refers to an attempt to realize a non-centralized network using blockchain. A typical feature is the use case of decentralized networks such as blockchain, such as access to dApps using virtual currency wallets.