Rockstar Giving $500,000 In-Game Money To GTA Online Players

Due to the issues surrounding the launch of GTAV’s Online expansion, Rockstar Games has announced that it is giving anyone who plays GTA Online in October $500,000 of in-game money.

However, the payments will come in two installments of $250,000 in order to keep the game’s economy balanced. Rockstar has yet to announce a specific date or time for the handouts to go live, but they’re hoping that they can get the first one out as early as next week.

Rockstar issued a few detailed statements on how this will all work, which are as follows:

  • 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.

What do you think? Is this a perfect apology or will it cheapen the money-making aspect of the game? Let us know in the comments below.