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Bitcoin Boost: GTA VI Trailer Leak Features ‘Buy BTC’ Message

Sead Fadilpašić
Last updated: | 2 min read
Source: WallStreetBTCX / Twitter

Before Rockstar Games had time to release the official version, an anonymous leaker revealed the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer – donning a buy-BTC ad.

There has been a lot of debate over whether the much-anticipated game would feature an in-game cryptoasset. Many wondered if bitcoin (BTC) would be included in any way.

And somebody did find a way to include it.

The first one to reveal the trailer to the world earlier this week seems to have been the Twitter account ‘Gta6trailerleak.’

And though the account was banned pretty quickly, everything stays on the Internet. Other accounts saw it and started sharing it.

Therefore, it can still be found today.

Notably, the ‘Buy BTC’ is prominently placed throughout the shared video.

It is safe to say that the company wouldn’t have taken this route – to cover the entire video – even if it were to feature BTC anytime in the future.

The fifth installment of GTA was launched in September 2013. The game is developed by the British development house Rockstar North. It is published by its American parent company, Rockstar Games.

On December 5, shortly after the leak, the company shared the official trailer. The new game is expected to be released in 2025.

 

Meanwhile, the leaker’s Twitter account has been taken down.

Did the BTC Price React?


Though it was unexpected, or precisely because of it, the GTA-BTC trailer caused quite a stir. And not only in the crypto sphere, but in the mainstream gaming arena as well.

Some even argued that this may have been one of the most effective BTC ads yet. One of them is developer Udi Wertheimer.

But what did the price of the coin have to say about it?

Notably, BTC had already been on the rise when the leaked trailer went live. So, it’s unclear how much (if at all) the trailer may have contributed to it.

Most experts have been contributing the recent price increase to, at least in part, the overall expectation for a potential Bitcoin spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval in the USA.

That said, the BTC’s highest price on December 4 was $42,008, compared to December 3’s highest of $39,760.

It continued to climb, hitting $44,313 on December 6, per CoinGecko.

BTC 7-day price chart:

Source: CoinGecko

At the time of writing (Thursday morning, 10:45 UTC), BTC was trading at $43,259. It was down 2% in a day, up 15% in a week and 24% in a month.

Overall, it appreciated 157% over the past year.

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