Rockstar has officially set a release mark for their highly demanded Heists in GTA Online. When Grand Theft Auto V releases next week, the first update gamers will see for GTA Online will bring Heists.
Note, that’s not a date, but a promise. Here’s the exact wording from Rockstar on their Newswire:
We know you’re all excited for more Updates to come and we’ve got some really exciting stuff in the works to continue adding to, expanding and evolving the world of Grand Theft Auto Online – including the highly anticipated launch of Online Heists which will be available for all four consoles as the first GTA Online Update to happen after the game launches on PS4 and Xbox One. We’ll have some details on that very soon as well.
The bold emphasis is my own.
Got it? The game will launch next week without Heists. Once Rockstar finishes their work, it will be the first GTA Online update gamers see.
Not a date, sure, but it’s absolutely the next item on Rockstar’s docket.
One has to assume at this point that Rockstar had internally delayed Heists to release alongside the new gen ports as soon as they decided they were doing them, right? It seems crazy that Heists are all of a sudden ready to roll.
The good news, of course, is that the mode is coming to all four platforms and not just the new gen ones. Hopefully Heists will be available immediately for PC gamers when Grand Theft Auto V launches on January 27th, 2015.