A few days ago, we heard that Rockstar may be implementing microtransactions for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V online component.
Now we have unofficial confirmation: According to "people with early access" to GTAO, as cited by Eurogamer , those cash cards are indeed real. They range from £1.99 ($3) to £13.49 ($22):
GTAV's online mode will launch on October 1. It's also interesting to note that while the online world is set in the same environment as the campaign, the prices for in-game items are different. For instance, a car that costs $1 million in single-player may only cost around $150,000 online. Franchise fans will also remember that generating money in any of the past entries wasn't difficult; usually, if you participate in most of the activities, by the end of the game, you have more money than you know what to do with.
But we're hearing reports from those who have immersed themselves in GTAV right from the start that money is a lot harder to come by. Well, at least in regards to the big-ticket items. And it seems the cash cards are Rockstar's way of saying, "if you want 'em, you may have to actually pay for 'em." I'm not down with that but maybe others will be.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V