Rumors surrounding the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) video game will keep gamers busy for a long time. They say #GTA6 could finally be released between April 2024 and March 2025 (or so), and the game map will be twice as big as GTA 5; they share some physics and graphics samples… After all, it must be the best game of all time, no less, after this waiting.

And now, some speculations are surfacing again regarding play-to-earn mechanics and potential cryptocurrency integration in GTA 6.

These rumors have sparked excitement among crypto enthusiasts and gamers alike, as they envision a virtual world where digital currencies play a significant role in the game's economy and interactions.

The experts and industry insiders argue, however, that it is highly unlikely for GTA 6 to incorporate cryptocurrencies. Citing technical and legal complexities, developers and game experts explain that integrating cryptocurrencies into a mainstream game like GTA 6 would pose significant challenges and potential risks. Moreover, play-to-earn is no longer seen as an efficient business model even.

Last but not least, Rockstar Games, the developer behind the Grand Theft Auto series, has not made any official statements yet regarding the incorporation of cryptocurrencies in GTA 6. And while the company has explored virtual currencies in its previous title, Grand Theft Auto Online, it remains uncertain whether it will extend this feature to the upcoming installment.

So, the current indications suggest that GTA 6 is unlikely to incorporate cryptocurrencies. But the gaming industry is constantly evolving. As blockchain technology continues to mature and regulations surrounding cryptocurrencies become more defined, it is not inconceivable that future major games may explore the integration of digital assets and decentralized economies.

In the meantime, as @DappRadar rightly points out (thread), many of the solutions you expect from the top game franchises can already be found and tested in Web3 projects: