After rumours and speculation as well as some leaked details about possible GTA Online micro-transactions being available when the game launches. Rockstar the games developers have today put rumours to rest by confined the existence of GTA Online micro-transactions.
Rockstar explained that a series of free content updates to GTA Online after launch will unlock specific functionality for the new GTA Online micro-transactions as well as other features.
Rockstar also explained that even though there are GTA Online micro-transactions players do not require them to play and enjoy the game:
“you don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker.”
Currently Planned GTA Online Content Updates:
“Here is a quick overview of a few initial things we’re working on for the first few weeks of Grand Theft Auto Online, alongside an aggressive period of tuning and finessing the game. We will give you dates for all of this content as soon as we have them – bear in mind that the order of things may well change, and we will probably add some extra stuff as well!
– The Content Creator: The Content Creator will launch with tools to tailor and publish your own Deathmatches & Races.
– The Beach Bum Pack: Featuring 4 new amazing beach fun vehicles, over 300 new items of incredible down tempo leisure wear and 2 new but not remotely relaxing weapons.
– Capture the Flag: GTA Online’s take on the classic CTF mode including the ability to make your own using The Content Creator.
– Heists: This update will introduce full-on cooperative Heist missions that will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution – along with the Heist Planning Board for your apartment.
Just to be clear, all of these updates will be free. We’ll have more info on this and much more additional content as our plans develop through the launch period, and as we get feedback from you. Please stay tuned for further info and updates. And remember – we need your help to make this experience all it can be.”
For more information on the new GTA Online features jump over to the Rockstar press release website for details.