In some not-so-surprising news, it seems like Rockstar may be incorporating microtransactions to help fuel GTA Online. A file discovered on Rockstar’s website servers hints of microtransactions which will allow players to purchase in-game money.
While Rockstar hasn’t officially confirmed this information, a user on Reddit found out that the store section on the pause menu “requests a file on Rockstar’s servers” which lists the Atomic Blimp and content from the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition from the game. In addition, there are listings for four different “cash cards” ranging from $100,000 to $1,250,000.
The description reads, “Cash is king in this town. Solve your money problems and help get what you want across Los Santos and Blaine County with the purchase of cash packs for Grand Theft Auto Online. All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character’s bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting.”
With GTA Online launching on October 1st, official information on these microtransactions will most likely soon appear. Now, all of the players complaining about how “difficult” it can be to raise money in GTA V can just buy it. In a way, it’s a bit disappointing, but the introduction of microtransactions isn’t surprising.
I hope Rockstar releases more content to be bought because of this. More property would make the Online experience more fulfilling. But I’ll save most of my opinions until after the release. Even despite this news, GTA Online looks like an amazing multiplayer experience.