Rumor – GTA Online To Feature Cash Card ‘Transactions’

Even though Rockstar are still tight-lipped about the multiplayer portion of Grand Theft Auto 5 releasing this October 1, new information has recently surfaced that suggests the studio may be implementing some type of micro-transction feature into GTA Online.

According to an XML file, GTA Online could feature some type of cash card transactions in the GTA store. The value of these cash cards are said to range from $100,000 – $1,250,000. additionally the description of each card reads the following:

“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.”

At the moment, Rockstar hasn’t officially announced any plans for micro-transactions in GTA 5 or GTA Online. For more information about GTA Online, feel free to check out our recent article that gives some brief insight on Grand Theft Auto 5’s multiplayer.

Via, Gamezone

  • Smokeydogg

    lol i wont be spending real money on fake money but im sure alot of people will smart business move

  • Jaxon

    No Just fucking No i don’t want Fucking microtransactions in my fucking games.

    • dieger

      “too bad we are here and we will NEVER LEAVE!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!”

  • zacflame

    *flips table*

  • BroJ

    So spend real money for fake money. LMFAO. Is Rockstar run by the actual mob ? No thanks Rockstar I love your game but not this much. Damn Republicans. ( joke )

    • Raymond Featherston

      I giggled at the “Damn Republicans. ( joke )” part, that was great.

      But keep in mind before you start damning RS that this is still unconfirmed.

      • Dirtknap

        Indeed, fingers crossed this isn’t implemented. The way I see is, if cash is king then this is essentially a pay to win model, purchasing in game funds just seems counter intuitive to the entire online ethos Rockstar have discussed thus far.

        Long time no speak btw 🙂

        • Raymond Featherston

          Yeah, outside a pay to win model I have no problem with micro-transactions. CoD for example: The camos did not give any advantage in game so I have no problems with it.

          I am glad to be back, school and debate tournaments have prevented me from being able to discuss here, but I have more time opening up now as I reached my tournament limit.

          • Dot

            In fact it probably gave the non payers the advantage. Pink bubble gum guns sticking out of a bush…. I sure know that’s not a penguin.

  • Jon Cameron

    There’s nothing wrong with microtransactions if with the items you can buy you can just play the game to get them (this usually requires grinding of some sort).

    • BroJ

      Not to offend you but you are the reason greedy companies do this. Rockstar made over a billion dollars and counting on this game and doing this is disrespect in my opinion. Sure it is not forced but trust me in the menus it will be reminding you constantly about it with no way to turn it off. Imagine going to get a new car in the game and not having enough money only to be bombarded with notifications of buy $1.000.000 fake money for $20.00 of your real money.

      • Jon Cameron

        TF2 has been using the microtransaction system for years now. At least 4 years, if not a little longer. It’s worked tremendously well. Nothing you buy will give you a distinct advantage over another player. Sure not every item is necessarily balanced, but 95% of the items are. They support different playstyles that don’t make a player too strong or too weak. What determines that is how good the player is.

        If you don’t want or you can’t afford to buy the items right then and there, you can wait for the item to randomly drop for you (not sure if you play TF2, but by “randomly drop”, I mean that the drop system works in a way where if you’re just playing the game, when you die a screen will come up saying you found an item. That’s all a “random drop” is).

        This is how a successful microtransaction game works. Now TF2 stopped costing money to play the game when this system came to and then turned F2P (free to play, but I’m sure you knew). I’m not sure if GTAO will be F2P, but even if it isn’t, this system doesn’t make a developer/publisher “greedy”.

        What makes a developer/publisher greedy is straight up cash cowing the game. Call of Duty, for example. Now I love Call of Duty, even with its many, many problems (let’s be honest, people exaggerate 90% of these problems for the sake of an argument), but even I’ll be a fucking idiot to deny that they have been cash cowing the series since BO2. That’s only since last November, sure, but it’s there and it’s happening. You can consider releasing DLC for $15 as cash cowing, but it’s honestly not. What they’re doing to milk the cow, if you weren’t aware, are releasing purchasable weapon camos for $2 each. I don’t really mind the whole “pay for exclusive camo” idea, even though I prefer TF2’s method of microtransactions 100% more, because it’s only $2, but at the same time that’s a lot of money for weapon camo, especially when there are like 30 camos (maybe only 20 but that’s still a lot).

        tl;dr if a developer uses a good microtransaction system that works well, it’s not them being greedy. it’s them being smart and in such a way that works for the players.

        edit: by the way, most games with microtransactions don’t spam you about them. i mean shit like facebook games do, but i’m talking about actual video games. the most i’ve seen them “spammed” was the weapon camos on CoD. they weren’t really even spam though, it was just a reminder on their message of the day/week before the main menu, which is completely fine by me.

  • uwantSAM0A

    Well I just beat the story and it felt kind of short and forgettable.

    • Archangel341

      Are you kidding me? It took me 3 days to beat it. It was a long story

    • James Mulhall

      It took me 22 hours when rushing mostly the story. This game is far from short and forgettable.

    • You probably fast traveled everywhere and hardly done any of the alternative missions unless it was required of you.

      • uwantSAM0A

        By alternative missions im guessing you mean side missions. Im not talking about those. Im talking about just the story itself.

  • SangheiliSpecOp

    Have fun with Gta 5 guys 😀

  • you’re an idiot

    People can complain all they want. But the truth is that there are plenty of people that will spend their money on fake money. It’s a great business plan for Rockstar. I can’t blame them for wanting to make more money. I’d do the same if I were in their shoes.

    • BroJ


      • Kyle Jackson

        You’re giving people a grammar lesson? Oh my days loool.

        • brojjj

          The only thing you do on this site is grammar lessons.So sad that is the only argument your tiny little mind can come up with. Find something new because nobody really cares what you type cumbubble.

          • Kyle Jackson

            And you chose to reply with just that? I wouldn’t of bothered you Cotdeath.

            • brojjj

              Cowards on the internet.Gotta love it. Moving on dude.

            • Kyle Jackson

              I agree you should too, even I wouldn’t be able to comeback after being called a cotdeath…

  • Katana67

    It’s not going to make a huge difference either way. I don’t think cash will be a grind. People are expecting GTA online to be a traditional MMO. It won’t be, which sort of leads me to the point that people have perverted the very simple definition of MMO.

  • trumanfilipo

    Well I’ll look at the options once Oct 1st is here and we get to look at it. If I deem it worth it,I will purchase and see how it goes,if not I will just grind. LOL!

  • jaskdavis

    Just Bought this game… AMAZING!

  • Joseph

    If every 500,000 is .20cent (Euros) then I’ll totally get like……2million in-game bucks. Otherwise, fuck that. Too poor for that shit! Next time I spend any money on anything R* related it’ll be for DLC.

  • Retro

    Go ahead, some moron will spend $20 of real money to get $2million in virtual money, that’s fine with me. I’ll be the one waiting for him at the ATM.

  • I already bought 50 cash packs.. but now Im hungry and broke 🙁

  • Asmitty56

    That sucks. Wish there was a way to single out the player with the most target as a sort of bounty or target.