At the end of March, Rockstar Games introduced the GTA+ paid subscription. As Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, now reports, the subscription has exceeded the publisher’s expectations.
GTA+: A good start for the paid subscription
In a conference call on fourth fiscal quarter and current fiscal year financial results, CEO Strauss Zelnick reports positive numbers for the company, with slightly higher revenue compared to the same quarter last year. The blockbuster remains Grand Theft Auto 5 from 2013, which, according to the financial report, has so far been a total more than 165 million times has sold. (Source: Take Two)
But according to Zelnick, the fresh and controversial payment service GTA + has also been successful. He doesn’t give exact figures, but he does say that the conversion rate (in this case: converting a prospect into a customer) exceeded the publisher’s expectations.
He thinks that’s a good sign and believes that “over time, it will become a… permanent participation will lead”. (Source: Take-Two, via Seeking Alpha)
What is GTA+ and what is the problem behind it?
GTA+ is a paid subscription for GTA Online. For six euros a month you get various in-game items, such as GTA dollars, clothing or bodies and other benefits. The subscription can be canceled monthly.
However, this is controversial insofar as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online are almost ten years old and also a paid game (because it is only available with the main game), which is already on one difficult microtransaction policy suffers. Meanwhile one high grind provided to continue purchasing the latest cars and apartments without real money.
Single player, on the other hand, is still pure fun, even on the latest consoles:
GTA+ is another source of income for Rockstar Games and Take-Two, but for players the bonuses it contains are just a drop in the bucket. Some angry players have even called for a boycott of GTA Online. Apparently not much has been achieved with it.
In fact, GTA+ could too Effects on online mode of GTA 6 to have. Because if the paid subscription remains profitable, Rockstar Games and Take-Two could also extend the service to GTA 6.
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