GTA 6 fans must brace themselves for microtransaction hell as GTA Online continues its massive cashmaking spree.
GTA VI fans are worried the game will be filled with microtransactions after seeing how much income these transactions bring in.
Grand Theft Auto V’s singleplayer was an instantaneous hit nine years ago; but its multiplayer component, Grand Theft Auto Online has cemented everyone’s loyalty ever since – selling over 180 million copies worldwide in this period and earning Rockstar Games an enormous profit margin over that timeframe.
GTA Online has seen several significant updates over time, from new modes and heists, to increased in-game purchases such as guns, vehicles, apartments and bases that require significant in-game currency – something gameplay alone may take time to achieve.
Microtransactions were devised as an answer, enabling players to trade real world cash for virtual, rendered luxury items.
Now as players await Grand Theft Auto VI’s release, many are anticipating what the GTA Online experience might look like after its debut – with two Take-Two Interactive executives having recently reported earnings, suggesting there will likely be numerous in-game purchases being thrust upon us as soon as we play GTA Online again.
LegacyKillaHD reignited a Twitter conversation by reacting to news that two Take-Interactive executives earned a combined total of $72,350,718 this year alone – GTA microtransactions being one major source.
Fans quickly added their opinions, many predicting an explosion of in-game purchases and time savers in response to this news.
“Playing online will become nearly unplayable without spending money; I can sense this.”
“Wouldn’t be surprised to see them appear again in GTA VI.”
“To reduce microtransactions in gaming we must reach out to normal gamers as well, explaining its predatory nature and how it feeds off of similar receptors as gambling addiction.”
Simply stated, it will never come about.
Given GTA V’s longstanding history with content updates and microtransactions, they’re bound to seep into GTA VI at some point. If anything follows GTA Online model then in-game money can be purchased instead of grinding missions/heists manually but all content within can still be reached independently if desired.