Rockstar Games fans are pretty upset over the newly-announced GTA+ subscription service for GTA Online. The service is exclusively available to those who own the new PS5 and Xbox Series X remaster of GTA Online and gives them access to a bunch of monthly benefits. For $5.99 a month, GTA+ members will get $500k of in-game money and access to new properties, vehicles, and other in-game items. All of these items are available to everyone, GTA+ members just get them at no extra cost. It's more of a booster pack, offering a shortcut for newer players or those who don't want to grind for more expensive items.
Nonetheless, a lot of fans are furious over the announcement. Rockstar Games has made a lot of controversial moves over the last year. Between the botched launch of the GTA trilogy, the pricing of the new GTA 5 remaster, and many other frustrating decisions, fans are losing their patience with the developer. Following the announcement of GTA+, fans took to Twitter to express their anger with the new subscription service. Many noted that the game has been a roaring success for years, selling over 160 million copies, and Rockstar is still trying to find ways to make people pay more money. Of course, GTA+ is optional, but there is concern over how it could be used in the future.
Some players worry that Rockstar will use GTA+ to provide exclusive early access to future updates or gate off content entirely. Rockstar has not done anything to suggest that it will end up doing this, but the developer hasn't talked too much about the long-term plan for the service yet. With that said, fans are getting increasingly irate with Rockstar and how it has used Grand Theft Auto V over the last eight years. The developer has confirmed that it's working on the next Grand Theft Auto game, but choices like GTA+ have some worried that Rockstar's golden age is fading.
What do you think about GTA+? Let me know in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter @Cade_Onder. You can read some reactions from fans below.
The Implications of GTA+
I can definitely see them providing early access to drip-feed of newer DLCs content for GTA+ members.
Heck, HSW Deveste Eight, the remaining vehicle of the HSW vehicles list, is already being offered as early access for GTA+ members. https://t.co/jLL71chYjD— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) March 25, 2022
Fans Are Worried GTA+ Could Negatively Impact In-Game Rewards
Really starting to fear that Rockstar could be looking at options to begin nerfing Cayo Perico and other ways to make loads of money due to GTA+.
What does everyone else think?— Ben (@videotech_) March 25, 2022
The Price of Success
GTA online being a success is one of the worst things that ever happened to gaming https://t.co/UyCSwi6rXG— Dr. Peter Flemings Psy.D (@JohnCandyDSA) March 25, 2022
Fans Demand An Apology
If you have any decency left as a developer and any respect for your fans please cancel this and apologize to your community. You have already betrayed the Red Dead community and now the GTA community is next. Retweet and like this if you agree with me. This is not the same R*— TheProfessional (@Patrick21611) March 26, 2022
GTA Online's Career Builder Already Offers a Boost
Just had an hour's play of GTA Online's new introduction with a new character. The new career builder renders GTA+ pointless.
The game provides the player with two properties, one business property and a free Del Perro apartment, in addition to weapons and a free high-end car.— Ben (@videotech_) March 26, 2022
There's An Audience for GTA+
This seems perfect for players like me tbh. I don’t have enough free time to invest on grinding missions/heists. I only do contact missions for the fun of it, I would rarely get 500k returns in a month anyway lol.— uNi (@uNiGTANet) March 25, 2022