One of the largest franchises in the video game industry, Grand Theft Auto, will offer in-game payments from “Bitcoin” or some other fictitious cryptocurrency. Contractors pay the player with this currency if he has to make anonymous, incomprehensible payments. This would be another boost for Bitcoin awareness into mainstream media culture.
Grand Theft Auto 6 with fictional cryptocurrency in the game
Grand Theft Auto 6, one of the largest gaming franchises, will offer an in-game cryptocurrency for payments, according to insiders. The game allows the player to accept cryptocurrency payments from large contractors who wish to remain anonymous. Industry insider Tom Henderson leaked the news on Twitter earlier this week. He stated:
I heard recently that some missions in GTA 6 reward you with Bitcoin instead of cash for completing some missions. The exchange function will return, with a broker for various cryptocurrencies. If GTA 6 includes this right, it will be huge for crypto.
Henderson also made it clear that the final name of the cryptocurrency might not be Bitcoin, but he was confident it would be in the game. He previously leaked detailed information on other franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield.
As one of the most popular gaming franchises in the world, Grand Theft Auto has managed to ship more than 345 million units worldwide, according to Statista. The appearance of a “GTA Bitcoin” or another fictitious crypto currency could raise public awareness of the real crypto space.
Bitcoin in popular culture
As important as this appearance may be, it wouldn’t be the first time Bitcoin has been featured in popular culture. Bitcoin references can already be found in abundance. In Fox’s Family Guy, Bitcoin is described with a wink as an investment opportunity. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse is also joking about Bitcoin’s price volatility. The animation shows a TV news station announcing that Bitcoin prices have hit new highs and lows, and these announcements alternate.
Crypto, a blockbuster film, takes a look at the serious side of crypto. The film shows a criminal case in which cryptocurrencies are used for money laundering. The Simpsons also frequently touch on crypto topics. But what is really unique about the Grand Theft Auto inclusion is that the player can take advantage of this crypto and use it in a persistent world. A kind of virtual gaming experience of the real, digital asset.
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