Autotuning swallows a lot of money, and GTA Online is no exception. So that pimping your virtual slingshot doesn’t drive you into poverty, Rockstar helps with a gift of money. GTA 5 online mode players will soon receive a cash injection of GTA $ 250,000.
As the developer explained on Twitter, this is happening to celebrate the latest update Los Santos Tuners, which tells you a new story about a mildly annoying pair of tuners, adds a number of new bodies and gives you access to a swank club.
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Of course, such a financial injection is not a bad advertising argument to lure back lost players. However, Los Santos Tuners (and GTA Online in general) is already a huge success for Rockstar Games.
Biggest player magnet
GTA Online has been doing better every year on PC since 2015 (on consoles since 2013) in terms of bottom line for Rockstar Games. In 2020 the game generated around one billion US dollars in sales for the developer. This is a juicy harvest for all the sown content that regularly finds its way into the gangster MMO.
With GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners came “more new players than with any previous update,” as Rockstar explained. As usual, the developer is reluctant to give exact figures, but this patch can be rated as a great success.
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GTA Online: This is what Los Santos Tuners offers
What is new in GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners, we summarize in the large overview article. In addition to the new story, the LS Car Meet and 17 new vehicles, there will be special races and a workshop that can be bought.
Meanwhile, fans of the Western MMO Red Dead Online would like Rockstar to show a similar vigor with new content. At least I’m happy about the latest Blood Money update, but I’m skeptical whether it can really keep me going.