The Grand Theft Auto series has always been much ahead of its time. GTA San Andreas, released in 2004, is still considered innovative and futuristic even two decades later. The game displayed flying jetpacks and various other elements that are technologically advanced even today.
Rockstar Games introduced the stock market in Grand Theft Auto 4 in 2008, named The Liberty City Stock Exchange (LCSE). The LCSE was located in ‘The Exchange, Algonquin’ area, but the building was inaccessible to the player. The LCSE building had no role in the storyline but just existed on the map with the price ticker moving.
However, things changed after GTA 5 was released in 2013, as Rockstar Games allowed players into the world of stock markets. Players could access BAWSAQ and LCN Exchange through the internet connection on their smartphone, and users could buy and sell stocks according to their will and have gameplay involving the stock market.
Gamers could make money in the ‘Stock Market Assassination Missions‘ issued by Lester. A few lucky ones even made $2 billion in the game by manipulating the stock market.
Now, stocks aside, Rockstar Games needs to gear up and introduce cryptocurrency in the upcoming GTA 6.
Here’s why Grand Theft Auto 6 should bring Cryptocurrency into the Game
Rockstar Games dominated the gaming market from the 90s to 2022. However, the competition in the game sector is tenfold and threatens GTA from its top spot. Similar to how futuristic they were in the 90s, the game must be even the more futuristic for the next 20 years.
The future of the financial world could be cryptocurrency, and introducing it in GTA 6 could be a gamechanger.
For example: In a mission in Grand Theft Auto 5, Franklin helped Lester to manipulate the stock market. Grand Theft Auto 6 can do the same thing, but this time with cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency could be added as a story element in the game’s plot making the player earn multiple forms of income. Characters who are crypto billionaires can give missions that will be paid with cryptocurrency. Twenty years later (after its release), GTA 6 will be hailed as futuristic for bringing in cryptocurrency gameplay.