Grand Theft Auto 6 Crypto Rumors Are Swirling Again—Here’s What’s Going On

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Anoth­er day, anoth­er buzzy rumor going viral on Cryp­to Twitter.

Rumors that the high­ly antic­i­pat­ed (and mas­sive­ly leaked) game Grand Theft Auto 6 will be a blockchain game or include some kind of cryp­tocur­ren­cy that can be redeemed in real life have resur­faced again this week—after ini­tial­ly spawn­ing in 2021 and then swirling again last year.

How­ev­er, the claims are cur­rent­ly unsub­stan­ti­at­ed. A Forbes India arti­cle cit­ed a cryp­to Twit­ter account as its source for the rumors, and nei­ther Grand Theft Auto devel­op­er Rock­star Games nor par­ent com­pa­ny Take-Two Inter­ac­tive have con­firmed or denied the rumors thus far. 

Video game pub­li­ca­tion Game Rant spec­u­lat­ed that GTA 6 (or what­ev­er it may offi­cial­ly be called) will not intro­duce a real cryp­tocur­ren­cy but instead might sim­ply make cryp­tocur­ren­cy and the meta­verse the “butt of many jokes.”

Oth­er arti­cles around the inter­net have cit­ed a recent viral tweet from a gam­ing con­tent cre­ator as their source for the infor­ma­tion, but this tweet does not con­tain evi­dence val­i­dat­ing the rumors and is mere­ly speculation.

Twit­ter users added a “Com­mu­ni­ty Note” to the tweet that clar­i­fies that nei­ther Rock­star Games nor any­one involved with GTA 6 have said any­thing to con­firm the rumors.

And while Take-Two has made cryp­to moves, includ­ing hav­ing its Zyn­ga stu­dio work­ing on Web3 games, Rock­star issued a ban last Novem­ber for NFTs and cryp­tocur­ren­cy on fan-oper­at­ed Grand Theft Auto V servers.

While cryp­to fans may be hun­gry for a real GTA cryptocurrency—and Web3 haters are hun­gry for cryp­to jabs—right now, there’s lit­tle to no evi­dence what­so­ev­er sup­port­ing any of these claims.

Decrypt has reached out to Take-Two and Rock­star Games for com­ment, but did not imme­di­ate­ly hear back.

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