After enduring nearly two weeks of issues related to the launch of "Grand Theft Auto Online," Rockstar Games announced Friday it will compensate players with a hefty stimulus package of $500,000 in each digital bank account.
The stimulus package will be dolled out to all players who have joined the online portion of "Grand Theft Auto V" since its troubled launch Oct. 1 through the end of the month. Players will start seeing the first of two $250,000 deposits as early as next week.
"In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000," Rockstar announced. "We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month."
The financial benefit will be accompanied with a new title update, which should help alleviate the remaining issues players are experiencing with the game, including cloud server errors, connection issues and lost game progress. Once the deposits are made, Rockstar will announce it over the Newswire. Players won't have to do anything extra, as the money will automatically appear in their digital bank accounts. The developer hopes this will help players restart any lost characters or give them a jump start in fulfilling the games' promises.