Rockstar Delays GTA Online Heists

"We are very sorry for the delay," developer says about the introduction of the long-awaited feature.

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Rockstar Games had planned to add Heists to Grand Theft Auto Online--the multiplayer mode for Grand Theft Auto V--sometime this spring, but that's not going to happen. Writing on the Rockstar Newswire, the developer apologized for the delay, saying Heists are "taking more time to create" than originally expected.

"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," Rockstar said.

It's unclear how Heists will work in GTA Online, but the way they worked in the GTA V main story was fairly straightforward. You assembled a crew, chose how to approach a Heist (options were often "strategic" or "guns-blazing"), and then you executed the mission. Your "cut" of the Heist earnings were divided between crew members, and presumably it will work the same way in GTA Online.

Though Heists aren't coming to GTA Online on schedule, that doesn't mean GTA V players don't have new content to play. Just yesterday, Rockstar released the "I'm Not a Hipster" update for GTA Online, adding new outfits, cars, and weapons to the game. Rockstar is also working on the game's first story mode expansion, and is bringing the game to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this fall.

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