Another week gone, another Grand Theft Auto Online bank account noticeably bereft of 250,000 funbucks. However, Rockstar are in the final stages of preparing another title update, which will pave the way for the in-game currency Stimulus Package.
Rockstar expects that the Grand Theft Auto V 1.05 title update will deploy "early next week," designed to finally eradicate the last remaining vestiges of the progress loss and character deletion bugs that plagued the multiplayer playground at launch. The upshot is that you'll receive your "before the end of next week." Note that, as far as we understand it, the $500,000 payout is still being delivered in two halves so as not to totally break the economy in one fell swoop.
"A big thank you to GTA Online players worldwide for your continued patience and understanding and we will continue to keep you all updated," the firm wrote in a press release today. In case you aren't au fait with the situation, Rockstar decided to reward early GTA Online players with in-game cash to apologise for the incredibly shaky launch. Probably worth creating an account this weekend to take advantage of it, if you haven't already got stuck in.
Two free DLC packs are headed to GTA Online soon, including beach-themed content and the content creator. More details here.
On a personal note: I'm still ploughing through GTA V (and GTA Online to a lesser extent) in my free time. Like, all of my free time. Especially the bit usually allocated to sleeping. And loving every seedy, glorious minute of it (apart from a mission involving freight loading that had no business in a fun sandbox game).
I hope that future updates will add a radio station that only features songs from the Blues Brothers soundtrack. Stealing a cop car and causing enormous massive freeway pileups never gets old, but could be further improved with the right ambiance.