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

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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.

Guy leaked the GTA VI trailer with a “Buy $BTC” watermark

Legend

The trailer looks dope, it’s the most anticipated game in history.

A message the world needed to hear

Study #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/pfWsLofmsX

— Wall Street Bitcoin (@WallStreetBTCX) December 4, 2023

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.

Hello @X, watch Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1 pic.twitter.com/smzxOLhh4o

— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 5, 2023

 

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

“Dad, What happened to GTA6trailerleak? ” pic.twitter.com/i2cEVleXs6

— Blaze (@FaZeBlaze) December 5, 2023

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.

yesterday we saw the best mainstream bitcoin marketing campaign in years

the gta6 trailer was leaked early. the leakers slapped a huge “BUY $BTC” caption on it

millions of gamers couldn’t stop talking about it

2 min video, more effective than 10,000 hours of laser-eye podcasts pic.twitter.com/5vAED3BdvL

— Udi Wertheimer (@udiWertheimer) December 5, 2023

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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