Rockstar Games Axes 200 Cars from GTA Online Stores: Players Outraged
In a shocking move, Rockstar Games has yanked nearly 200 cars from in-game shops in Grand Theft Auto Online. The developer claims this decision aims to “streamline” the game, but many players suspect it’s a ploy to force them to shell out more cash for cars.
The axed cars run the gamut from sleek sports cars to rugged SUVs, some of which have been in the game since its debut nearly ten years ago. Fear not, though – Rockstar assures gamers these vehicles aren’t gone for good. They’ll still be obtainable through the in-game casino or via a premium subscription service.
Unsurprisingly, this move sparked outrage among the gaming community. Accusations fly, with some players insisting Rockstar is just trying to rake in more dough, while others argue it’s a devious scheme to manufacture scarcity and ramp up demand for the cars.
Silent in the face of criticism, Rockstar has yet to respond.
Check out some of the fiery reactions from players:
- “This is a scummy move by Rockstar. They’re just trying to make more money from the game.”
- “I’m so disappointed in Rockstar. They’re ruining GTA Online.”
- “This is a slap in the face to longtime players. We’ve been playing this game for years, and now Rockstar is taking away our cars?”
The impact of this decision on Grand Theft Auto Online remains uncertain. While the removal of cars might cause a drop in player numbers, Rockstar could potentially profit by offering these vehicles via the in-game casino or premium subscription service.