Will Grand Theft Auto V Online Feature Microtransactions?
Grand Theft Auto V's online mode isn't quite ready yet; it'll be ready to go on October 1. But when it does launch, some players may be surprised to learn that real money could be part of the experience.
According to Reddit user 1880, it seems Rockstar might be utilizing microtransactions. There is a file in the store selection of the GTAV menu (currently empty) that cites "Cash Cards." These range from $100,000 to $1,250,00 in value.
Here's a description of those cards:
"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."
Of course, it's possible that these cards were only designed for the sake of testing, or they could be prizes for virtual sweepstakes events. At the same time, it does seem somewhat suspicious and with a game the size of GTAV, maybe microtransactions only make sense to Rockstar and Take-Two. If they do go this route, what'll be your take?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V
9/23/2013 9:06:12 PM John Shepard