Submitted by Outsider-G 340d ago | news

Rockstar Delays Grand Theft Auto Online Heists

The feature is taking more time to create than originally anticipated. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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XiSasukeUchiha  +   340d ago | Well said
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BattleReach  +   340d ago
Actually, there never was a release date for the heists, nothing got announced ;)
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Septic  +   340d ago
Yeah but it was shown as part of the overall package a component of the multiplayer.
Voozi  +   340d ago
Actually they said Heists would come during the Spring update(s).
KonsoruMasuta  +   340d ago
There was a release window though, it was supposed to be out by the end of Spring.
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xHeavYx  +   340d ago
They are most likely waiting until they release the game on PS4/XOne
Blacktric  +   340d ago
"nothing got announced ;)"

They said spring 2 months ago. It was supposed to come out before June 21st.

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Septic  +   340d ago
Its been almost a year....

"We are very sorry for the delay, and are working hard to bring them to you as soon as we can. Please know that we are focused as always on making the best possible content for you to play and we are thankful to all of you for your patience, understanding and support."

No excuse.
iamnsuperman  +   340d ago
Like Agent it will never come. Jokes aside this is inexcusable. The game released almost a year ago and it was shown then.
Randostar  +   340d ago
Im almost positive they are going to release them with the new gen and PC version.
I feel a little rubbed the wrong way, i bought the CE of this game. The content is just not there.
azricf  +   340d ago
lets get this sasuke guy another bubble.. that way we can see his counter replies to people who reply to his one liner, borderline retarded comments.
Tetsujin  +   340d ago
I'm going to guess they're waiting on the PS4/One releases before putting this update out; makes sense to a point however a lot of the player base will grow tired of waiting and move on.
IVIEDICATED  +   340d ago
I thought that heists would be out way before the next gen versions of GTA would be so this is surprising. I don't doubt they're holding content back to release in the fall with the next gen versions. It sucks but it wouldn't surprise me if they were to use it as a selling point.
Crazyglues  +   340d ago
Long as it's ready by the time the game comes 2 PS4..

Then I'm happy..

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LordMaim  +   340d ago
I am shocked and surprised by this turn of events.
ScamperCamper  +   340d ago
Rockstar will never, and I mean NEVER rush a product to market if it's sub par. Sure, the online wasn't great, but they also didn't predict those issues. Those happened after the fact. Any other situation they will not worry about delaying something for the sake of getting it right.
AeternalGaminG  +   340d ago
trust me..they will be added with the next-gen\PC release ;)
ZombieKiller  +   340d ago
I dont mind waiting anymore. There is enough to do in the world and people act like this is the end all be all of GTA.

Try landing a Titan on an island and jumping the wingspan on a jet ski while you wait.
Voozi  +   340d ago
You know what's also fun? Get a friend or two (more the merrier) and ride around on the train that goes all around the map. Then set $9000 bounties on each other. and watch as the entire session comes after you.

It's really fun fighting everyone off while on the train. Of course the fun ends when the tryhard in the jet or tank comes along :(
Audiggity  +   340d ago
Exactly! There is so much to do in GTA:O already, people are just obsessed with pointing a finger and crying about GTAV any chance they get.

Heists will be great. As well as the Casino. And all of the other events/activities/etc. GTA Online is going to continue to evolve beyond heists... just so sad that people can't get past this.

It will be ready when... [drum roll please]... it's ready!

I'd rather them release a balanced, next-gen friendly update, as opposed to a gimmicky unbalanced POS DLC.
Sniperwithacause  +   340d ago
I see where you are comin g from. Although how much more will the game evolve until its time for the team to move on to another game/project? Even better yet until they stop putting time and $ into it? Serious question.
Audiggity  +   340d ago

Awesome question. And a damn good one. I've thought about this a lot.

My hope... is that Rockstar stands behind GTA:Online fully. I started to have my doubts when the next-gen announcement took so long. But, with the introduction of GTA V to next gen, and with a large majority of the bugs worked out of GTA:Online - the next step will be for Heists/Casinos/Mission Editors to be added in.

Then, going back to your question, when do they stop putting money into it?

Hopefully never! Imagine if GTA:Online exists again as part of GTA VI and GTA VII... all they'd have to do is check to see if you purchased GTA VI, and then make that city available at the airport.

Your spawn locations would span not only 2 apartments, but, eventually 2+ apartments in each city.

This is what I'm hoping for. But it makes sense. They'd constructed the foundation with a rock solid engine. They are building the cities for the Single Player versions already. The multiplayer platform has been vetted and improved upon. You can let people enjoy GTA: Online within the confines of GTA V until they buy GTA VI.

What if someone skips GTA V and waits for GTA VI? Well, in that case they simply can't fly to Los Santos. GTA Online would exist only for the city that GTA VI takes place in.
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Aleithian  +   340d ago
SneakyDoo  +   340d ago
Not a big deal to me, heists aren't gonna be incredible. Seems like people feel that heists are the most prominent aspect in GTAO, when clearly, it's not. Besides, I'm sure no one is rapaciously in need for money; I'm sure everyone owns a 10-car apartment filled with customized cars at this point.

People are expecting too much out of heists, which aren't nearly going to be as cool as SP heists.
KwietStorm  +   340d ago
You an insider too?
Audiggity  +   340d ago
Agreed 100%... heists will be fun, hell, it may be the most fun aspect of GTA:O when it is released. But, whining about it and saying it's "inexcusable" over and over again won't help anyone.

It will be ready when it is ready. To expect anything faster than that would be a recipe for disappointment.

It's delayed. They apologized. Get over it people. They don't 'owe' you anything. The amount of content in GTA V and GTA:O is worth far more than $60 already.

As for MP heists vs SP heists... I think it really depends on how they do it. If the MP heists involve two teams (ala cops vs. robbers from GTA IV), that could be pretty dang epic. If the robbers get away they keep the loot, if not, the 'crooked' cops keep it.

I'd imagine that with this amount of time to work on heists it will be more than just "run in, take stuff, get away from cops". That would have been released by now.

Have faith people!
Plagasx  +   340d ago
Whatever, all I care about is just getting that PC version :)
--bienio--  +   340d ago
Hazmat13  +   340d ago
I've been playin solo sessions cause my internet is poopy and i don't wanna ruin anybody's fun.
Kinger8938  +   340d ago
I assumed these would be available by now, wow!
mgszelda1  +   340d ago
Obviously working on the ps4 version took precedence
elazz  +   340d ago
I actually think they're going to release it together with the next-gen release of the game
KonsoruMasuta  +   340d ago
I'm pretty sure they don't have the whole studio working on the next gen and PC versions.

They have no problem releasing these DLC packs and other updates. They're just taking their sweet time with the heist.
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crazychris4124  +   340d ago
Place you bets folks, place your bets. When will we finally get them heists? 3-2 odds for just in time for next gen/pc versions. 10-1 for Christmas and 300-1 for 2015, 100000000-1 it comes with gta 6
KonsoruMasuta  +   340d ago
A couple months after Half Life 3 comes out.
crazychris4124  +   340d ago
Lmao you have earned a gold star for the day
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gamegenieny  +   340d ago
Long story short, this got delayed because of the new versions coming out on PS4/XB1/PC. No reason to believe any other reason.
Moe-Gunz  +   340d ago
LMFAO GTA: Overdue strikes again. This thing seems to never come out. To those saying Heist never had a release window, it did. It was a few weeks after initial release. Then it went to before the end of 2013. Then to Spring release. Now it's just delayed.
ArtificiallyYours  +   340d ago
Then it wasn't barely developed at all. As such why even showcase Heists?

A clever way to make it our fault by buying the game in the first place. Very classy. *slow claps*
Manio31  +   340d ago
Does this have anything to due with the recent announcements of the Xbone, and Ps4 releases?
-Foxtrot  +   340d ago
Great...and story DLC content will now take even longer

I really hope there isn't an online mode in GTA6, they obviously can't do both things at the same time

Do an online mode separate
NotoriousJae  +   340d ago
Isn't this old news :D
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Codewow  +   340d ago
They should at least give us a teaser so we know it's actually working...
BlackTar187  +   340d ago
Sorry but this is a scam on Rock* part.

I don't even play this game anymore but i put a bunch of time into it. The fact these aren't out is kinda of scam.

A whole year to release something that will be a small part of the actual game? Are we looking at t1/5 the time to make all of GTA5 and GTAO to get this small part?
PaulKersey  +   340d ago
Rockstar probably figures that providing extra content to the PS3/360 releases might discourage some people from upgrading to the PS4/X1 versions. Smart business move to delay.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   340d ago
I gotta say, how did they even make this big of a blunder of the online? All the base assets are there right? So what's the problem?
thricetold  +   340d ago
Calling it now, they'll give some bs excuse about heist aren't doable on last gen, forcing those of us who dont give a crap about updated pixels to rebuy the game they advertised on 8th gen.

Why advertise a feature BEFORE release that wasn't even close to done yet as your main selling point? They blatantly lied to us. Period.
16bitNutritionist  +   340d ago
The single player was the main selling feature...
thricetold  +   340d ago
I'm sorry, wasn't it r* themselves that said gta ONLINE was its own entity, its own game? So for people who bought gta ONLINE, the heist were/are the main selling point. Most of us can give a crap about the generic sp story.
16bitNutritionist  +   337d ago
@thricetold: Generic sp story? You really do have no clue what you are talking about, The game was fantastic. It was good enough to include any online at all nevertheless I full on online version of GTA. The hesits where a feature but where not the MAIN selling point. The MAIN selling point of GTA Online is GTA online its self.
16bitNutritionist  +   340d ago
Like it or not you can't disagree that what Rockstar release's is always top notch quality, you know the hesits will be worth the wait. That company shits gold...
Xyconaut  +   340d ago
These were never meant for the last gen systems, you'll see they'll be exclusive to the next gen versions that are coming out later this year - they'll cite some bullshit reason and apologize, maybe give us a goth update with new makeup and the hearse, the heists will never live up to their hype now, they'll release a trickle of them at a time over the span of the next couple of years, you'll complete them in 15 minutes and go back to free roam hijinx, all in all screw off rockstar.
stefan771  +   340d ago
They probably put them on the backburner to do the new gen version.

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