Rockstar Games will hold out on sending Grand Theft Auto Online players their $250,000 GTA cash payments until all the bugs in the GTA 5 multiplayer have been fixed, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
Originally Rockstar had intended to give out the in-game stimulus this week –– you can read the full Examiner report here –– even going as far as announcing via the GTA 5 Social Club Twitter account.
“The first share of the 250k will be deposited in your bank account sometime this week,” Rockstar said.
However, the GTA 5 developer took to the Rockstar Newswire site to announce the delay.
“We hope to have an update for you on that very soon. As others have mentioned here, we of course want to make sure player progress loss issues are addressed before providing everyone with their GTA$500K. Thanks for your patience and please stay tuned,” Rockstar said.
The in-game money boost is Rockstar’s mea culpa for a variety of technical issues during the GTA Online launch earlier this month, ranging from lost cars, property, and characters, along with tutorial missions automatically failing, blocking players from continuing on with the game.
Rockstar will be sending out two installments of $250,000 of GTA cash, though eligible gamers must have played GTA Online sometime in October.