GTA Online rumoured to incorporate microtransactions

Game may allow players to purchase in-game cash

Evidence uncovered by Reddit users suggests that Grand Theft Auto Online may incorporate microtransactions.


Opening the store section of Grand Theft Auto 5 in the pause menu reportedly results in the console requesting an XML file hosted on Rockstar's site, which makes mention of a number of in-game "cash cards" available in denominations ranging from $100,000 to $1,250,000.

These are accompanied by images (converted from DDS format) and the following description:

Cash is king in this town. Solve your money problems and help get what you want across Los Santos and Blaine County with the purchase of cash packs for Grand Theft Auto Online. All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character's bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting.

CVG requested comment from Rockstar on the potential inclusion on microtransactions in GTA Online.

GTA Online will be accessible via GTA 5 when the multiplayer offering launches on October 1.

In CVG's first look Grand Theft Auto Online preview, we described the service as "a persistent online world with all GTA5's single-player features and more" including looting, co-op heists, deathmatches, races, gang attacks, crew vs crew playlists and sports. "Rockstar uses different language, but to all intents, it's GTA: the MMO Action RPG."

Yesterday, Rockstar dismissed reports that GTA Online's player count has been doubled from the previously confirmed 16 to 32.