Elon Musk, the tech tycoon known for his love of gaming, recently revealed on Twitter that he couldn’t bring himself to play GTA V due to its crime-oriented gameplay. Musk, an avid gamer who often shares his gaming experiences on social media, disclosed that the opening scene of the game involved shooting police officers, and he didn’t want to partake in virtual crimes.
In response to a Twitter user confessing they had never played a GTA game, Musk shared his experience with GTA V, stating, “Tried, but didn’t like doing crime. GTA5 required shooting police officers in the opening scene. Just couldn’t do it.”
This revelation sparked various responses from users, with some emphasizing that GTA is just a video game, while others applauded Musk’s decision, calling him a “good guy.”
Musk’s affinity for gaming is well-known, and he has previously showcased his gameplay, including sharing his character build for the popular open-world fantasy game Elden Ring. Despite facing criticism for an “inefficient” build from Souls games veterans, Musk’s passion for gaming remains evident.
His love for gaming dates back to his early years, as detailed in Walter Isaacson’s biography. Musk taught himself programming at a young age and created a video game called Blastar at 13, which he sold to a magazine for $500. The biography also highlights Musk’s early ventures in creating and selling more video games, showcasing his lifelong connection to the gaming world.
While Musk’s gaming escapades continue to be a source of interest, his recent revelation about abstaining from GTA V sheds light on the ethical considerations even virtual worlds pose for the tech magnate.