The news that GTA Online would be coming to next gen consoles was met with a somewhat tepid response from players. It was a pretty weird note to start off Sony's PlayStation 5 showcase, and - much like Skyrim before it - GTA V now finds itself in the weird position of exceeding its life expectancy longer than anyone would've expected.
Of course, there's a reason why this is happening. Well, millions of reasons (if we're being smart about it). GTA Online rakes in millions of dollars every year through the sale of Shark Cards, microtransactions that give players immediate access to GTA's in-game currency. So great has the success of Shark Cards been that Rockstar have been providing constant updates to GTA V long after Heists died down, keeping players invested with new vehicles, new clothing, and new missions.
It's meant that, for better or for worse, GTA Online isn't the same beast it was in 2015. A LOT has changed, and if you find yourself lured back with promises of monthly $1 million dollar bonuses and new content, you may want to buckle up for a less than pleasant experience.
From an inflated economy to a toxic player base, here's everything that makes GTA Online a nightmare to play in 2020.