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Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction details and prices revealed – report

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 12:14 GMT By Dave Owen

The rumours are true. Grand Theft Auto Online has micro-transactions, and they’ll cost between £1.99 and £13.49. This will buy you individual packs of in-game money.

Eurogamer has spoken to people with early access to Grand Theft Auto Online, and has the details. There will be 4 GTA Online currency cards, with the following UK prices:

- $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

With less than a week before the online modes go live, it seems unlikely that these details will change too severely.

The price of items will vary between the single-player game and Online. So a property that may cost several million in your own game will far cheaper in the Online mode. The most expensive property will set you back $400,000. Conversely, weapon and car mods will be more expensive online so that they’re out of reach when you first start playing.

So, buy spending your real world cash on in-game currency, a low-level player can get faster access to improved vehicles and weaponry.

We can expect full details about GTA Online to be confirmed by Rockstar very soon.

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12 Comments

  1. Xbone

    epic fail

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Keivz

    F2P is here to stay.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    That sounds like the start of a ‘Will Smith’ rap… :)

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Perfectionist

    Heh… I remember an ad on the radio in-game about credit cards with the same shark names, each with their own description of what kind of person buys each card. Great White is for the “ultimate predator” iirc. :P

    #4 12 months ago
  5. VibraniumSpork

    Might as well: http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5049fdefecad04a361000008/throwing-money.gif

    @3 ;D

    #5 12 months ago
  6. stretch215

    I’m not buying any of that shit. I’ll take my time and “steal” my $, then ride around and blow up the suckers who buy this crap take some of theirs.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. VibraniumSpork

    @6 http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/275/213/1e2.gif ;)

    #7 12 months ago
  8. tmac2011

    i prolly wont use that

    #8 12 months ago
  9. GrimRita

    I dont have GTA as its not on the PC. However, a friend of mine told me that he has been playing the market.

    Player is offered a contract to assassinate Boss X who owns company X. Company Y, its major competitor would benefit from this action. So my friend purchased shares in company Y before the did the dirty work.

    Sure enough shares in company Y jumped, whilst company X dropped. He would then purchase some shares in company X after selling his company Y stake and makes money once company Y’s increase in value again.

    My tip of the decade

    On topic, MTs for a console game is a disgrace unless they tend to add to it with extra FREE content

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Dendroball

    Pretty good tactic from Rockstar I have to admit, release the multiplayer mode with microtransactions after the main game came out, this way they avoid most of the controversy that could have hurt the buzz around the game while people are too busy playing the game.

    And it seems to work when you look at the numbers of comments about this news on this website (the article delivering the rumour and this one) and compare it to he numbers of comments from the article announcing Crytek would implement microtransactions in Ryse.

    #10 12 months ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    Don’t really see the issue here. With the maximum property costing about 400,000, these won’t even be necessary. It’s completely optional and you have no requirement to buy them.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. Phasmatis75

    Well in Rcokstar’s defense, they’re offer a way for rich people to get money faster, not a method of paying to win. It doesn’t really compromise the game like offering weapons that trump every other weapon for a price, or offering armor or cars for money that if you don’t pay your now part of a lesser class of player.

    #12 12 months ago

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