GTA Online called the worst thing Rockstar has ever done by angry fans
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Grand Theft Auto fans recently came together to determine the worst thing Rockstar Games has ever done, and GTA Online won by a landslide.
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This is largely due to its reliance on microtransactions, and while each new update adds some incredible content to the game, it always requires an obscene amount of in-game cash to acquire it.
While players can earn money through various heists, missions, and open-world activities, the quickest way is through Shark Cards, which give you a large sum of fake money at the cost of real money. Players also criticise the balancing, as the most expensive weapons and vehicles are often the most overpowered in the game’s PvP.
It’s this focus on microtransactions that has fans worried about Grand Theft Auto VI, as they fear the next game will double-down on the number of microtransactions available, especially after how much money Take-Two Interactive execs have made from their income.
Recently, the Grand Theft Auto community addressed the problems with GTA Online in a Reddit post by MythicalShabs, which asked: “Whats the worst thing that Rockstar has ever done and whats the best thing they have ever done?”
While there were plenty of differing opinions on Rockstar’s best work, with some saying GTA V, others saying Red Dead Redemption 2, and some saying legacy titles like GTA: San Andreas, fans unanimously agreed that GTA Online is an example of Rockstar at its worst.
“Best: having the balls to release Manhunt. Worst: GTA Online's focus on microtransactions and outlandish vehicles, and none of it being added to the single-player game beyond the earliest stuff," said one comment. “Best: GTA San Andreas, or the 3D era in general. Worst: signed, sealed and approved the invention of Oppressors and Deluxos without a second of consideration as to what they'll do to [GTA Online]" read another.
With Grand Theft Auto VI on the horizon (we hope) it’s no wonder fans are worried about the future iteration of GTA Online. If the next game’s map is as big as leaks make it out to be, there’ll be a lot of in-game real estate for Rockstar to slap sizeable price tags on.