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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

GTA 5: players 'could use real money' to buy guns and prostitutes

Images showing "cash cards" ranging from $100,000 to $125,000 have been discovered on game discs and posted on the forum site Reddit.
The XML file tells gamers that "cash is king in this town" and appears to explain how they can convert real money into virtual cash and spend it in the game.
"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," it reads.
"All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character's bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting."
Rockstar Games, the maker of GTA 5, is yet to comment on the speculation but should it be proved true the move would likely stoke controversy given the graphic violence and illegality at the core of the popular franchise.
The introduction of microtransactions could also be greeted with hostility among the gaming community, with complaints about how richer users will get an unfair advantage already appearing on the Reddit forum which posted the file.
The function appears to be only available in the online multiplayer version of GTA 5, which is due to be released on October 1 and will be free to play for those who already own the game.
GTA 5 went on sale last week and soon became the fastest selling entertainment product of all time, pulling in £624 million ($1 billion) worth of sales in just three days.
Strauss Zelnick, chairman of Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games, said: “Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment.
“We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”

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