Grand Theft Auto VI crypto rumors
Rumors that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI will incorporate cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens have once again surfaced, sparking speculation among fans.
Posts shared on Twitter suggest that GTA 6 will be a play-to-earn game and that in-game items such as cars and weapons will be NFTs.
GTA creator Rockstar Games is yet to weigh in on whether there’s any truth to these claims, but there seems to be little solid evidence backing the rumors.
The company cracked down on the use of crypto in GTA in November last year and sent cease and desist letters to companies running public servers with blockchain integrations — a blow to several game makers that had built their games on the platform.
A Lambo from GTA 5. (Steam/Rockstar Games)
Given that GTA 5 has sold over 180 million copies and generated a staggering $8 billion in revenue since its 2015 release, it seems unlikely that Rockstar would drastically alter the successful formula of the franchise, the latest installment of which is expected next year or in 2025.
Of course, there could be a crypto element, but not necessarily the one crypto bros want. Game Rant suggests that it is more likely for Rockstar Games to use crypto as the butt of its in-game jokes.
Doctor Who, Top Gear join The Sandbox
Sci-fi series Doctor Who and British motoring show Top Gear, both popular BBC franchises, will enter the metaverse via The Sandbox after announcing a collaboration with the virtual world platform.
The partnership with Web3 company Reality+ is set to launch the space later this year.
Nicki Sheard, the president of brands and licensing with BBC Studios, believes that while the metaverse is still in its infancy, it may shape how we consume and experience entertainment in the future.
Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in the hit sci-fi series Doctor Who. (BBC)
“I’m looking forward to seeing how fans interact with our brands in this space. This project forms part of BBC Studios’ broader ambitious plans to grow our brands into new categories, with innovative technology and…