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Whether you call them microtransactions, paid cheats, or a way to speed up access to customization options, evidence points to Grand Theft Auto Online getting some kind of in-game currency purchase. The online mode is extremely ambitious, and while GTA V has made over $1 billion, the add-on is going to be free.
Grand Theft Auto Online is coming on October 1, 2013, and anyone that has a copy of Grand Theft Auto V can get in the door. GTA Online's resources are completely segmented from those earned in the campaign, and you'll need cash to buy and maintain cars, and a nice place to live with a big garage.
Redditor "1880," who discovered the XML file referencing the add-ons, indicates these come in $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, and $1,250,000 denominations. We reached out to Rockstar to inquire about the discovery, and the studio declined to comment.
[Source: Reddit via Joystiq]
Our TakeSince cash is used for cars, clothes, and residences, it seems like purchasing in-game currency with real money is simply a shortcut. When we talk about microtransactions and elements of free-to-play games, it's time to start worrying when there are multiple currencies. Those typically hint at a paywall and goods that can only be acquired by opening up the wallet.
If you're willing to put in the time to knock over convenience stores and build up to bigger heists, I hope you won't need to resort to buying in-game money. Provided that the gameplay doesn't become unbalanced, I have no problem with people having access to a real money fast-track in an online game.
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LOOk Cool very pretty car wow.
I hate this news. Good thing the campaign is amazing.
Remember when you got ahead in a game because you were good at it? Its going to be frustrating starting out in PVP online...and getting waxed by some fool who just purchased an armored car and a mini-gun. Earn it!
GTA V is already worth the $60 for the single player game alone. I'm happy to be getting another game with it, even if it ends up being free-to-play.
GTA going pay to win... *Facepalm
let some nub buy money. i will rob them
Nickle and diming gamers is our future....
the only way this will not completely destroy the online game is if it splits people up between , real money and not.
However if you want to make money the old fashined way South Pacific mafia is still recruiting. socialclub.rockstargames.com/.../south_pacific_mafia
Someone remind rock star that GTA games aren't micro transtaction games they're Billion dollar games and that they shouldn't ruin it. Why not just release it in dlc that gives us bigger money on free roam heist? Why can't I rob a bank outside of a mission, why can't I rob every bank?
it isn't true. we're talking about Rockstar, not EA / Capcom