These microtransactions have not been confirmed by Rockstar games just yet, but they also haven’t denied that they exist. There were first whisperings that these features existed on Reddit on Monday but now Eurogamer has come out with specific examples.
Grand Theft Auto 5 online is the multiplayer addition to the most popular video game of all time, as far as sales go and it is expected to go live on October 1 of this year. The microtransaction pricing that was revealed are apparently for the UK version of the game but there is expected to be mirror image of these features here in the United States.
The upgrade cards include:
- $100,000 Red Shark Cash Card (£1.99 or $3.20)
- $200,000 Tiger Shark Cash Card (£$3.49 or $5.60)
- $500,000 Bull Shark Cash Card (£6.99 or $11.21)
- $1,250,000 Great White Shark Cash Card (£13.49 or $21.64)
Once multiplayer and these microtransactions do indeed go live, a game that has already set sales records never before imagined is only going to get more popular.
There have certainly been a number of criticisms leveled at the game, both because of the violence that is included inside the game and because of couple of different glitches that Rockstar is working feverishly to remove.
Those criticisms haven’t been enough to actually dampen the enthusiasm surrounding the game and as sales roar past $1 billion there doesn’t seem to be anything that will actually stop this juggernaut.
Rockstar should be confirming in the next couple of days what exactly the Grand Theft Auto 5 online microtransactions will be and what they will accomplish.