Rockstar delay GTA: Online in-game compensation

Posted on 25 October 2013
By James McAllister
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Rockstar has announced that we should expect delays in receiving in-game compensation in GTA V.

Promised to anyone who plays the title online during the month of October, Rockstar have released a statement asking for patience whilst they work out the last few in game bugs.

The games studio intended to make the drop in two $250,000 installments paid directly to players bank accounts, with the first installment due this week.

In a post on Rockstar newswire the studio wrote “We hope to have an update for you on that very soon. As others have mentioned here, we of course want to make sure player progress loss issues are addressed before providing everyone with their GTA$500K. Thanks for your patience and please stay tuned”

This comes off the back of reports that Rockstar are currently struggling to control GTA V’s in-game economy. They have made changes to repeat mission payouts in anticipation of the compensation payout of $500,000.

The launch of GTA: online was a catastrophe for Rockstar, losing a large proportion of it’s player base on opening weekend when servers continually crashed. The company was also forced to disable it’s in-game micro-transactions that allow players to pay real money is exchange for in-game cash.

The compensation is an attempt by Rockstar to recover these lost players, but their hesitation to pay out suggests they are still not confident in the servers stability.

The GTA studio recommend visiting the Rockstar Newswire for updates on player compensation.