Eurogamer has it on good authority, from gamers with early access to GTA Online, that players will have the option of spending up to £13.49 for in-game currency, when the service goes live next week. Four payment options, spotted in the code on Rockstar’s website, detail the pricing structure for the ‘cash cards’. The breakdown is this;
- $100,000 Red Shark Cash Card – £1.99
- $200,000 Tiger Shark Cash Card – £3.49
- $500,000 Bull Shark Cash Card – £6.99
- $1,250,000 Great White Shark Cash Card – £13.49
Though Rockstar have yet to confirm this, it seems likely judging by the sources. With the online portion of GTA V going live October 1st, details have been trickling out slowly. So far, its understood that properties and cars will be much cheaper online, and a player may only own one property at a time. Weapon and car mods will be more expensive, and players must reach higher ranks to unlock certain add-ons. This means lower ranked players can’t necessarily buy their way to success.
So it seems Rockstars micro-transactions are less pay-to-win than initially thought but the full implications will only be seen next week. Full details on GTA Online are expected before the service goes public.