As Grand Theft Auto V quickly becomes one of the best-selling games of all time - the quickest-selling game ever, at that - users are turning up oddities in-code in-game left and right. Today's appearance of some Grand Theft Auto Online content helps us understand how different the online multiplayer experience is going to be, starting with cash cards. These cash packs (or cash cards, as they appear here) can be purchased for real, actual cash with an in-game purchase, and are - as the description reads - "fleeting".
Though the description of these cash cards - which you'll find below - isn't perfectly solid in its delivery, some information can be gleaned. You'll find that these cash packs can be purchased before you enter the online environment, and cash purchased this way will be automatically deposited into their virtual ATM. The point that isn't entirely solid is the "spend wisely" bit.
Cash is king in this town. 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. All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character’s bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting.
It's possible that this bit of information - collected by Reddit user 1880 in full - suggests that, upon entering the Online GTA for the first time, you can grab cash that will only last you a short period, therefor allowing you a jump on the players that've been earning and getting powerful for extended periods of time. According to the Pastebin of the files found, you'll find several different cards available.
There's a Red Shark Cash Card - $100,000, a Tiger Shark Cash Card - $200,000, a Bull Shark Cash Card - $500,000, and a Great White Shark Cash Card - $1,250,000. These packs will be available alongside several pre-order and Special Edition bonuses that were made public when each of these higher-cost editions were released. These include the Collector's Edition Pack, Special Edition Pack, and the Atomic Blimp.
"The Collector’s Edition Pack provides additional content for Grand Theft Auto V including Stunt Plane Trials, a special ability boost, additional weapons, garage property with unique vehicles, bonus outfits and tattoos, special deals from shopkeepers, access to the Atomic Blimp aircraft and custom characters for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Grand Theft Auto Online specific content will become available at the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online"
How does this all sound to you? Is the idea that in-game purchases will have players able to give themselves a boost with real cash a bad idea for Grand Theft Auto? Is this all just one big misunderstanding? No matter what, "spend wisely" remains a fact in the game - earning is what the masses have called "notoriously difficult" in Grand Theft Auto V, and it's unlikely to be easier inside the Online edition - we shall see soon!