Grand Theft Auto Online virtual cash sales hinted at

As Grand Theft Auto V hit $1 billion in sales within three days, why, Rockstar is surely gleefully eating burritos made from $100 bills and minced nickels and dimes. It seems the online element will help us live such, dreams virtually at least, as recently-uncovered files suggest Grand Theft Auto Online may sell cash cards as DLC. Lucky us!

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As Grand Theft Auto V hit $1 billion in sales within three days, why, Rockstar is surely gleefully eating burritos made from $100 bills and minced nickels and dimes. It seems the online element will help us live such, dreams virtually at least, as recently-uncovered files suggest Grand Theft Auto Online may sell cash cards as DLC. Lucky us!

One Reddit user spotted (via Eurogamer) that though the in-game store isn't open for business yet, it still downloads an XML file from Rockstar's server which lists four bundles of virtual cash. Ranging from $100,000 to $1,250,000, they have this description:

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.

If you want to short-cut playing missions to earn cash and unlock extra stuff, it seems you'll be able to pay. No price is attached to the cards, but their mere presence seems reasonable confirmation. The store page also lists content from GTA V's Special Edition and Collector's Edition, so we may well see those goodies sold separately too.

We should find out, about the microtransactions at least, once GTA Online launches on October 1.

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    September 24, 2013 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto Online virtual cash sales hinted at.

    As Grand Theft Auto V hit $1 billion in sales within three days, why, Rockstar is surely gleefully eating burritos made from $100 bills and minced nickels and dimes. It seems the online element will help us live such, dreams virtually at least, as recently-uncovered files suggest Grand Theft Auto Online may sell cash cards as DLC. Lucky us!

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      September 24, 2013 9:24 AM

      I guess better cash than items, but this is still very unfortunate. I could understand if it was a small indie company of if the game was struggling, but this is just pure greed.

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        September 24, 2013 9:31 AM

        No different than buying gold for an MMO or ARPG.

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          September 24, 2013 10:37 AM

          Nope, equally lame.

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            September 24, 2013 11:32 AM

            I never qualified if the practice was lame or not.

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              September 24, 2013 12:18 PM

              his reply never qualified if he cared what you qualified.

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        September 24, 2013 10:37 AM

        You would rather buy.. money... than items?

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          September 24, 2013 12:57 PM

          Buying money for money. Spend money to make ingame money! MONEY MONEY MONEUBGOIUEBFIUPWFBPIgaaserhnlol/'//.,,

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          September 24, 2013 1:38 PM

          Well you can use the money to buy any item you want, or even invest it in the game to make more virtual money. So it seems more flexible.

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      September 24, 2013 10:19 AM

      I hope at least money will still just be earnable through all normal means.

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      September 24, 2013 11:19 AM

      Lol. I have $100k in gta5 I don't need to buy it with my cash. A lot of missions are too easy to make more money.

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        September 24, 2013 12:09 PM

        Maybe the online game starts everyone at 0$. I wouldn't be surprised.

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        September 24, 2013 1:42 PM

        You do realize that two of the three characters actually start with over 100k, right?

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        September 24, 2013 2:10 PM

        Some of the properties to buy are in the multiple millions.

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