|Rockstar offer $500k "special stimulus package" to GTA Online characters|
|Posted: 11.10.2013 15:09 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Following the "recent technical issues" that GTA Online has been experiencing, like character wipes, Rockstar Games are injecting a "special stimulus package" for all who log in during the October month.
They'll be dropping "a cool half a million GTA$" into the bank accounts of all GTA Online players, "starting as early as next week." The cash will be made in two separate deposits.
A forthcoming title update (1.04) is required before this 'stimulus package' can come into effect, which should "fix the remaining instances of issues" causing vehicle losses.
"In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000," announce Rockstar Games.
"We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month."
The studio has disabled the ability to buy in-game cash while GTA Online problems persist.
"For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet."
Stimulus package details
· You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
· Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
· We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
· Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.
Meanwhile a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is in Q1 2014.