You Can Buy In-game Cash In GTA Online With Real Money
The rumor of GTA Online's microtransaction caused a stir on the internet and Rockstar just officially confirmed that you can purchase GTA cash with real money. The developer reassured fans that the game has been well balanced and the microtransaction is supposed to help those who want to get items faster and not to hurt those who won't use it. According to a blog post released by the developer, "the economy is balanced differently from the single player economy, and cash earned in one cannot be taken over to the other. Most players will earn cash much faster Online than in Story Mode."
You can either quickly accumulate cash through profitable activities like knocking over armored cars, winning street races, doing stick-ups or a host of other cash-making endeavors – or if you're the completely instant gratification type, you can choose to buy denominations of GTA$. You will have the option to purchase GTA$ through the in-game Store.
The developer said the economy has been designed and balanced for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash. Eurogamer reported that there will be four types of "cash cards" that players can purchase with real money:
- $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
GTA Online will be live on October 1, 2013.