GTA V leak hints that online heists will be competitive rather than cooperative

Intended to release earlier this spring, the launch of online heist missions for Grand Theft Auto V was delayed so that Rockstar Games could have more time to prepare the new multiplayer content. The upcoming addition of large-scale robberies to GTA Online has been described by the developers as co-op missions in the past. However, it now looks like the new feature might have more in common with team-based competitive matches rather than an actual co-op mode according to a rumored leak.

If the details turn out to be true, then those that were expecting online heists to be purely cooperative-based mission content may be disappointed. Rather than only working alongside friends, the leak describes the heists of GTA Online to be an objective-based competitive game mode instead.

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porkChop1423d ago

"Rather than only working alongside friends, the leak describes the heists of GTA Online to be an objective-based competitive game mode instead."

If that's actually true then there goes all the potential for heists. People wanted them to basically be coop versions of what the singleplayer heists are like. Except instead of picking A or B, hopefully Rockstar would finally make good on their promise/lie that GTA V would allow you to "plan" your own heists. Picking A or B does not equate to "planning".

Agent20091423d ago

Or, maybe, it's a hybrid - one team will consist of robbers, second team of Police force?

Audiggity1423d ago

Yep! Exactly. That's what they are eluding to in the article/leak/rumor.

Personally, I don't see how a massive cops vs. robbers heist with varying amounts of loot based on the success would be a bad thing. Way more fun than a 4 person heist.

I mean, seriously, how hard would it be for a straight up co-op heist with 4 people? Not very. Most of the mechanics are already in place. The delays have clearly been to launch this larger, much more ambitious version of heists.

Everyone continues to whine and cry about wanting "co-op only heists with friends"... but, I don't think they can see the forest from the trees.

Let's say they did that. Here you go, here are your 8 co-op heists to play with 3 other friends. 3.5 hours later - when you are done with those...

"ummm... right... well... now what?!...Oh! I know! Let's go online and complain about Rockstar and shout to the world that they don't give us enough things for free!"

brokenbracket1422d ago

Audiggity, it might be more interesting, sure. But there's a lot of gamers out there, myself included, that prefer the co-op portions of the game. I pretty much only played online with my brother or a couple friends from work and we always just did missions or survival together. As long as the game has been out, I've never touched the deathmatches, or capture missions. I've done a few races, of course, but beyond that, it's been mostly co-op for me.

Then my other argument is... how different is this from capture missions? Two teams going against each other to pick up a certain item or what have you? Sure, you'll get to "pick" your role in the heist, but can't you already do that in the lobby when waiting for a capture mission to start? "I'll be the driver and you can be the guy who gets the item/loot or whatever." It's a complete wash of the entire idea of heists, especially when it won't be anything like the heists from the single player.

Bowzabub1423d ago

Well that sucks. I wonder how many hours it will take for exploiters to destroy this mode.

micx1423d ago

That's a shame to hear. I'd rather go with Payday-like heists.

Blackleg-sanji1423d ago

Wait what?! I thought it was something you did with friends. ..damn rockstar like alot about gtav online portion

PainUzumaki1423d ago

How can rockstar be so dumb....when did working to rob a bank become competitive? I bet their gonna do some clan vs clan type BS

SneakyDoo1421d ago

it's a rumor, so don't presume it as an automatic confirmation by bashing on Rockstar.

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