KEY POINTS

  • A new "GTA 6" rumor reveals some interesting details about the unannounced game
  • The rumor is courtesy of a reliable industry insider
  • Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed that "GTA 6" is in development

The "Grand Theft Auto" franchise usually tackles relevant issues and trends like the private military companies in "GTA 5." And while nothing is confirmed yet about "GTA 6," a recent rumor suggested that the unannounced game would feature the biggest trend in 2021--cryptocurrency. It also somehow indicated that the game would not return to the '80s, debunking earlier speculations.

The latest information about "GTA 6" came from industry insider Tom Henderson. A few days ago, Henderson shared on Twitter that the much-awaited sequel would feature cryptocurrency. In the tweet, the insider noted: "I heard recently that in GTA 6, some missions will reward you in bitcoin instead of cash for completing some missions." He added, "the stock market feature will return, with the addition of a broker for different cryptocurrencies. If GTA 6 incorporates this right, it's huge for crypto."

Henderson's information suggested that Rockstar Games would introduce the in-game stock market featured in "GTA 5." This in-game stock market allows players to invest the cash they earn. Just like real-world investments, players would be able to track their money and see its value fluctuate over time. 

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Apart from those, players could cause significant movement on the market by killing a company executive to boost the stock price of their rival company. The same in-game feature is also available in "GTA Online." Henderson further explained in a separate tweet: "Just so there's no confusion, I mean in-game payments of bitcoin. These payments will come from the higher up characters that need[s] to transfer high amounts of untraceable cash and fast."

Henderson's information about the unannounced game seemingly put cold water on rumors that "GTA 6" would feature an '80s setting. Rumors have it that the highly anticipated "Grand Theft Auto" installment would be set in Vice City. The use of cryptocurrency in-game suggests that the game would feature the present era.

It is worth noting that these details about "GTA 6" are not official. In fact, Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed that it is working on the game. Fans should therefore temper their expectations since these details are highly speculative at this stage.

'GTA 6" is believed to be in development.