Gaming News 24 Feb 2021 2:33 PM +00:00

Rockstar Gives with One Hand and Takes Away with the Other

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Rockstar have issued a statement today that will both bring joy and frustration to GTAV fans.

After promising online multiplayer heists in late 2013 when the game was originally released, Rockstar have finally confirmed that online multiplayer heists will go live on March 10th: 

We are excited to announce that the launch of Heists for GTA Online is scheduled for March 10th. We know it’s been a wait, and appreciate your patience. Heists will bring a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience to GTA Online, giving players the chance to team up to pull off a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County,” according to the official Rockstar website.

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Unfortunately it’s not all good news. Just over a month since we last broke the news that GTAV had once again been delayed, Rockstar has confirmed that the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has been pushed back even further. PC gamers will now have to wait until April 14th but will be mildly compensated for their patience:

“GTAV for PC will be arriving on April 14th at retail and as a digital download. Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC."

However, as a reward to PC gamers who continue to wait patiently: "As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.

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The statement concluded by stating:

We thank GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and we are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon.

Here's hoping this will be the final delay announcement Rockstar need to make.

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