According to a new report, Grand Theft Auto Online will let players purchase in-game currency with real money, costing between £1.99 and £13.99.
Rumours about potential microtransactions have been floating around the dark corners of the internet for a few days now, but Eurogamer claims to have heard from sources with early access to Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer suite. Apparently car and property prices are much cheaper in GTA Online compared to the campaign, though, so most players probably won't need to reach for their wallets.
Here are the rumoured cash pack prices, which may fluctuate before launch.
- $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
Limited-time consumable boosts may also be available to purchase.
We expect that players will be able to earn more than their fair share by teaming up for the 500+ missions, and will naturally bring you detailed impressions of GTA Online when it releases next month.
There's just one thing that slightly bothers us, though. Since other players can kill you and steal cash you have on your person, could this mean that you could actually end up out of pocket? We assume that these cash packs will be paid directly into your ATM account, making them safe and untouchable by griefers.