Thursday, 26 September 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Micro-transactions

With rumors emerging of possible micro-transactions in GTAV online, with mixed reception, today those rumors can be put to rest with confirmation from Rock Star.

In a post on Rockstar Newswire, it is confirmed that you can purchase in-game money in GTA online in exchange for your hard earned real world cash. For those fearing that this will lead to a pay to win system, it was also stated that the micro-transactions will only allow those who partake to gain items quicker, 'You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker'. 

The newswire also gave details on reputation, which is earned through everything you do in GTA online. The higher your reputation, the more features are unlocked such as weapons and contacts, think of it as a level system, and reputation can not be bought, it has to be earned. 

Sounds fair enough to me, that if someone does not have the time or patience to earn in game cash they can spend their real life money, but that everyone else who does not want to spend their own money can still earn all the same items, just a little slower, and that everyone has to earn and build up reputation to unlock features.


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