Stimulus funds don’t just come in real life but online open worlds, too. Rockstar Games, the maker of the record-breaking game Grand Theft Auto V, announced its plans to release GTA$500,000 worth of in-game currency to appease disgruntled users due to some technical issues on the online mode of GTA V.
Due to the popularity of the game, the servers of GTA 5 have had unusual loads causing them to disconnect or crash as online players from all over try to access them. The game publisher will try to compensate for the hiccups with the generous fund release for players who participated in this month’s multiplayer event.
“In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month,” Rockstar posted on its official blog.
“For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet,” the company said through the post.
To be eligible for the in-game currency, players must have played online this month. The company is also requiring players to install the GTA 5 v1.04 update that it will roll out next week. Players can redeem their game-money credit by completing the said download and the system won’t require any special action from them.
The exact date of the release of the in-game funds is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, despite some hiccups, Grand Theft Auto V received several recognitions from the Guinness World Record. The world records body recognized GTA V as the best-selling video game ever and the fastest in terms of raking in sales of $1 billion. The game is available for the Xbox and the PlayStation. There are speculations that it will head to the PC niche within the first quarter of 2014.