Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto Online will support microtransactions, allowing users in search of instant gratification to buy wodges of GTA cash. The developer has also shared details of free updates planned for "the first few weeks" of Grand Theft Auto Online, with exact release dates to follow.
Those weeks will be "an aggressive period of tuning and finessing the game", reads a NewsWire post. "We will give you dates for all of this content as soon as we have them - bear in mind that the order of things may well change, and we will probably add some extra stuff as well!"
Here's the menu so far. We already know about mission creation tools, of course - Rockstar plans to expand this aspect of the experience over the months that follow, adding new props and mode criteria to the toybox.
The Content Creator: The Content Creator will launch with tools to tailor and publish your own Deathmatches & Races.
The Beach Bum Pack: Featuring 4 new amazing beach fun vehicles, over 300 new items of incredible down tempo leisure wear and 2 new but not remotely relaxing weapons.
Capture the Flag: GTA Online's take on the classic CTF mode including the ability to make your own using The Content Creator.
Heists: This update will introduce full-on cooperative Heist missions that will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution - along with the Heist Planning Board for your apartment.
"Just to be clear, all of these updates will be free," the post adds. "We'll have more info on this and much more additional content as our plans develop through the launch period, and as we get feedback from you. Please stay tuned for further info and updates. And remember - we need your help to make this experience all it can be."