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GTA Online microtransaction prices revealed

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Players will be able to spend between £1.99 and £13.49 in Grand Theft Auto V’s multiplayer mode for currency cards, according to sources.

People with early access to Grand Theft Auto Online have revealed pricing information for the game mode’s rumored cash cards, which can reportedly be purchased with real money.
The cash cards revealed earlier this week by a Reddit user have not been confirmed by Rockstar Games, but Eurogamer has learned that pricing will be as follows:

$100,000 Red Shark Cash Card – £1.99 ($3)
$200,000 Tiger Shark Cash Card – £3.49 ($5.5)
$500,000 Bull Shark Cash Card – £6.99 ($11)
$1,250,000 Great White Shark Cash Card – £13.49 ($22)

The prices come from a source with early access to Grand Theft Auto V’s multiplayer mode, which will be released officially on October 1.

Eurogamer also points out that although GTA Online and GTAV are based in the same fictional world, prices for in-game items vary. A car that costs $1 million in single-player can be purchased in GTA Online for much less–around $150,000, Eurogamer said.

“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,” reads a description of the cards pulled from an XML file found on Rockstar’s servers. “All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character’s bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting.”

GTAV launched last Tuesday and generated $1 billion in three days, reaching that milestone faster than any other entertainment property in history. Rockstar Games will release the open-world game on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014, according to one analyst.


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