It may have been nearly eighteen months since the release of Grand Theft Auto V, but fans of the series are still waiting for a couple of long-promised bits of content; the PC version of the game and the much-anticipated online-enabled multiplayer heists. Both have been delayed several times, but it seems that they’re finally set to release over the next few weeks.
Earlier this morning, Rockstar announced that the PC version of GTA V will now release on April 14 — a few weeks shy of the March 24 release that was previously scheduled. Anyone who has already pre-ordered the game will receive an extra $200,000 of in-game currency to compensate them from the last-minute delay.
However, there’s better news for anyone who has been looking forward to playing out some heists with their friends since the base game was released back in 2013. Online heists are set to release for the game on March 10, 2015, giving console players ample time to get to grips with the new content before their fellow Los Santos citizens playing on PC even get their hands on the game.
Rockstar describes the online heists as “a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County,” no doubt further building the hype that many players find themselves consumed by. Heists were among the most highly-praised parts of the single-player campaign in GTA V, and fans were quick to ask for more in the form of DLC.
The addition of online-enabled heists were announced by Rockstar quite some time ago, but work on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports of the game meant that this content was delayed significantly. Having been teased for so long, expectations for these heists are extremely high and it will be very interesting to see if Rockstar can live up to those hopes.
Over the weekend, fans saw a variety of images from the heists leak via Twitter, compounding hopes that they couldn’t be too far away. Today’s confirmation will be music to the ears of the millions of GTA V players around the world — provided that the release date for the heists doesn’t slip once again.
Regardless, it seems like Rockstar is finally managing to catch up with the GTA V content that it promised players. When the PC port is out and the online heists are up and running, the developers will finally be able to rest easy; that is, until they’re overrun with questions about zombie DLC and a sequel to Red Dead Redemption.
Grand Theft Auto V is available now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and will release on April 14 for PC.
Source: Rockstar Newswire