GTA Online Microtransactions Leaked?

The Sixth Axis recently reported that GTA V might feature Microtransactions. While skeptical, since the images were clearly photoshopped, it would make sense for Rockstar to put these increasingly popular mini-payments into the game.

Although a Rockstar spokesperson confirmed to us that $5 guns weren’t part of their plans for GTA V, an outed XML file (hosted on Rockstar’s site) shows the current DLC for the game, including all of the special edition content and “cash cards” which appear to accept payments of real money for in-game cash.

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.

These purchases appear to include $100k, $200k, $500k and $1.25m cash cards, though they could of course just be leftover files from a ditched system.

If this is true, though, it has some repercussions – you can steal cash from other players in GTA Online, so if they’ve bought it, then isn’t that actual theft? That’s my only problem; I don’t think it’s an issue that they’re putting the microtransactions in, but encouraging real theft is a bad move.

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