Although there are still no details about the anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI, new regulatory filings hint that the game might at some time get support for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). According to the new contract extension, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick will be in charge of the publisher of NBA 2K and Grand Theft Auto until 2029.

But the most notable thing is his pay. From now on, Zelnick's bonuses will be tied to in-game microtransactions and NFTs. The contract reads:

For the avoidance of doubt, Recurrent Consumer Spending may generally include, without limitation, the sale of virtual currency, add-on content, microtransactions, NFTs, game related subscriptions offered directly by the Company and/or its subsidiaries and similar items, but would not include full-game digital downloads.

This means that the more users spend via in-game economics — through either native in-game items or NFTs — the more will be Zelnick's paycheck.

Released back in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V still remains a golden mine for Take-Two as the publisher made over $550 million via microtransactions and game expansions during Holiday 2021 alone.

Take-Two Interactive's microtransaction earnings. Source:
Take-Two Interactive's microtransaction earnings. Source:

Although no details were reported, it's now a matter of when, not if, Rockstar Games is going to add support for NFTs.

In November 2021, game industry insider Tom Henderson tweeted that in Grand Theft Auto VI there will be some missions, where players will be rewarded in crypto instead of cash. However, later Henderson clarified that the digital currency will be in-game only, which means there will be no support for a real one.

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