Seems like Rockstar has been in the firing gun a bit lately. With the newest update to GTA Online containing the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC messing up single player modding, despite their claims to support mods back when the PC version of GTA V launched, has gotten them the ire of many a PC gamer.
Now it seems like PC Gamers are once again the sufferers under this latest move. The massive annual summer sale on Steam kicked off yesterday, and among the thousands of games on discount, we can see the blockbuster open world action game Grand Theft Auto V’s banner adorned with the “-25%” sticker. Not quite true…
Rockstar appears to have increased the price of GTA V to US$79.98, and then started selling it at the “discount” price of $59.99 under the sale, which was the game’s full price ever since launch! They try to justify this by bundling the game with other items, such as GTA: San Andreas, which on its own is discounted by 75%, so buying it alone would cost $3.74, and Shark Cash Cards, which adds in-game cash to players’ accounts in Grand Theft Auto Online. The actual value of in-game currency is in constant flux due to the stock market, and Rockstar also reserves the right to alter prices.
We’d love to see Rockstar do something good for gamers. Yes, the PC version of GTA V is AMAZING, but they have also suffered in the past (no Red Dead Redemption for PC, and less than spectacular PC ports in the past…). GTA V has earned Rockstar a ton of respect in the gaming community, PC gamers included. It’s baffling why they seem so eager to interfere with that!