According to leaks spreading across the gaming world, one of the largest gaming franchises in the world, Grand Theft Auto’s upcoming installment GTA 6, will have a feature of a Bitcoin-like system in-game and will be implementing crypto into its online reward system.
Although there is still no direct confirmation from the developers Rockstar Games, rumors include that the crypto feature may probably just be in-game since GTA is known for parodying modern life–including technological stuff.
With GTA tapping into the real-world blockchain and including real cryptocurrency waiting to be earned by players, the developers have neither confirmed nor denied that GTA 6 Online will be play-to-earn.
Recently, a well-known game,“Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds,” a sequel to the popular role-playing game (RPG) Ni No Kuni, ventured into non-fungible tokens (NFT) and integrated play-to-earn mechanics and received multiple backlash as fans expressed their displeasure. (Read more: Ni No Kuni NFT and Crypto Features Enrage Fans)
Fans of other known games and game developers also expressed mixed reactions towards their crypto and NFT ventures.
Last April, Krafton, the South Korean gaming giant and developer of popular video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), also ventured into crypto by partnering with blockchain startup Solana Labs to develop blockchain games. (Read more: PUBG Developer Partners With Solana Labs To Launch Blockchain Game)
In January, Popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) partnered with Binance and NFT distributor NFKings to launch its first-ever NFT collection: The Aspirants Mystery Box. (Read more: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Launches First NFT Collection)
Last year, gaming giant Ubisoft also formally announced its intention to develop play-to-earn NFTs. The announcement was followed by the launch of the Ubisoft Quartz platform, a platform for its in-game NFT items. The platform is the first step in the video game firm’s aim for developing a true metaverse built on the Tezos blockchain, an open-source blockchain system. (Read more: Ubisoft Launches Tezos-powered NFT Platform)
On the other hand, Valve, video game developer, PC game store and mother company of Steam, bans all blockchain games that feature NFT or cryptocurrencies on its video game digital distribution service. While its rival, Epic Games stated that it is open to letting games that use blockchain technology and NFTs onto its PC store.
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