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Grand Theft Auto Online Stimulus Package Announced

/ Oct 14th, 2013 No Comments

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Rockstar Games have vowed to make good on the many problems gamers have faced trying to log in and play the online component of GTA5, GTA Online. Due to the technical issues experienced by most gamers during the first few weeks of play, Rockstar was sent scrambling to add servers to meet the overwhelming demand. To keep their rabid fan-base happy, they have announced that they are adding a stimulus package into the economy of the game for anyone that has played GTA Online, or will be playing in October.

Rockstar stated that they will be popping in a half million dollars of GTA bucks, aka GTA$, into every single player account starting as early as next week. Players must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 to qualify for the GTA$500k in-game deposit. In addition, players will have to install a forthcoming GTA5 patch that will be released around the same time deposits start happening. This update (v1.04) is purported to fix many of the remaining issues that caused vehicle purchase loss.
 

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Players should stay tuned to Gaming Illustrated for when the payments take place, or, players can watch the Rockstar Newswire in their account to find when when their deposits are made. In order to keep the economy balanced, the GTA$ will be provided in two deposits of $250,000 each. Again, specific dates have not been announced, but the first of the two deposits is expected to happen within a week or two.

Rockstar stated in a press released that, “For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.”

Quick Take

This is a nice gesture by Rockstar Games, who pleas a Mia Culpa after pulling a Blizzard (remember the Diablo 3 Launch Fiasco?) with the launch of GTA Online. Sure, nobody could see a billion dollars in game sales coming, but certainly game testing issues should have found some of these glaring issues. That said, the content in GTA Online has been solid so far, and the company is trying to do gamers a solid by admitting their mistakes and gives up something for free. Fair enough.
 

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

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