A reddit user has discovered code in GTA Online that suggests microtransations may be added.
Ever wonder why it's so hard to make money in GTA Online? Reddit user 1880 sure did, and decided to dig around in the game's code to find out why. He discovered that opening the store in the game's pause menu requested this XML file, which makes some worrying references to microtransactions, including the images you see to the right. The images are accompanied by 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."
From this, it seems pretty obvious that Rockstar plans, or at least, planned, to add microtransactions to the game. However, this may just be something that they were just thinking about and decided to scrap, which is why we haven't heard anything about it before now.
Another theory is that the cards will be used as a kind of redeemable promotion, something akin to Borderlands 2's swift codes for golden keys. Or, they may be purchasable with the in-game credits you get for reaching levels or winning games.
So how do you feel about this news if it turns out to be true? Are you happy to be able to cut through the grind and buy cash directly, or are you upset that it may ruin game balance?