Rumours Swirl: Will GTA 6 Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum Payments?

  • GTA 6 is set for a 2025 release, exciting fans with the longest wait yet since the series began over 25 years ago.
  • Rumours suggest GTA 6 may include cryptocurrency options, though these claims, fuelled by social media, remain unconfirmed.

Ah, GTA 6! Has there ever been a more anticipated game?

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The action-adventure (yes, that’s the official description) video game series has been around for well over 25 years, but there has never been a longer time span between titles. Grand Theft Auto 5 was released in 2013 and was one of the most successful video games of all time – with over 200 million copies sold.

The game was so popular, IGN even called it “one of the very best video games ever made”.


So, when it was announced that GTA 6 would be released in 2025, fans rejoiced and the rumour mills ran hot – with every little detail being discussed online.

GTA 6 To Feature Crypto Payments?

Now, rumours are that the game will feature cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT. The rumours seem to be just rumours at present – although they’re being spread by many accounts and even popular ones like @AltcoinGordon with almost half a million followers.

However, neither Take-Two nor Rockstar Games have made any announcements regarding in-game crypto. Asked about a source for his assumptions Gordon simply said that his uncle works for the developer. One X-user commented, hinting at non-disclosure statements (NDAs): “Then your uncle is about to get sued. My friend works there and their NDAs are no joke.”

Another user jokingly said: “Source: Trust me bro”.

All jokes aside, we are left with nothing more than a rumour. Although it could be possible that Rockstar is considering a crypto integration in some form – maybe even in-game Bitcoin mining – we will just have to wait for an official announcement on the matter.

Release Could See Fans Hand Over Record Sum

While many would remember video games going for US$40-50 in the early 2000s for most major releases on platforms such as the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube, things have changed and developers now want you to part with more bucks.

Over the years, the standard price for new games has risen, reflecting increased development costs (and perhaps greed) and inflation, among other factors. So, games now easily cost US$60 and US$70.

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According to reporting from Kotaku, GTA 6 could be a literal game changer here, with projections of a sales price of US$80 (AU$120).

While that is a steep price hike, it’s unlikely to deter those GTA fans that had to wait over a decade for a sequel.

As of writing this an exact release date has yet to be announced.

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. His focus is on decentralised finance and the regulatory space surrounding blockchain. He holds a Master's in Accounting. When he is not studying the latest legal case, he enjoys his time as a modest but eager hobby cook.

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