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Rumour: You'll Be Able to Exchange Real Cash for Money in Grand Theft Auto Online

Posted by Sammy Barker

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You may be able to earn some serious paper from bank jobs and crafty accounting in Grand Theft Auto V, but that takes effort. It seems like the upcoming Grand Theft Auto Online will allow you to eschew that hard work by purchasing a dodgy bank card – for a fee, of course. Reddit users have uncovered an XML file on Rockstar Games’ website which appears to hint at the inclusion of microtransactions in the title’s multiplayer component. You’ll be able to buy these packs in denominations of $100,000, $200,000, $500,000, and $1.25 million.

“Cash is king in this town,” notes the leaked file. “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.”

The publisher’s yet to confirm anything, but naturally web forums are freaking out. The biggest criticism seems to stem from the fact that it’s quite difficult to earn money in the sandbox sequel’s single player campaign. If the same extends to the online option, then you may be forced to shell out on a bank card or two in order to afford the things that you want. Personally, we don’t have a problem with optional microtransactions – but if the game is balanced in a way that forces you to use them, then we reckon that that’s a little bit shady.

[via reddit.com, vg247.com]

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Epic

#1

Epic said:

Hard? But I just got 100,000 dollars for shooting for helping a guy recover his bicycle.

Sutorcen

#3

Sutorcen said:

"The biggest criticism seems to stem from the fact that it’s quite difficult to earn money in the sandbox sequel’s single player campaign."

Hard? I have a tip for you.

Keep everything you earn and don't buy properties yet. Before ceratin missions where you will know which way the stockmarket will go, since you will be influencing it, go and buy the said stocks with all the characters. Easy 400.000+ for each, at the beggining and more later in the game. Simple as that. ;)

Splat

#4

Splat said:

@Epic - That's pretty good. The most I have made in a random event was $60,000 for saving some Mob bosses daughter.

I wish you could set up your own heists in SP after you finish the story. You can rob a store but it doesn't have the same feel to it.

Tasuki

#5

Tasuki said:

I am still trying to figure out how to make alot of money in the game (not sure how the stock market works and I just got the ability to buy properties) but still I wouldn't buy ingame currency with real money. For me its just not as satisfying as it would be if I earned it myself.

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