Rockstar Games provided a new explanation as to why the release date of the heists DLC has been pushed further back for “GTA Online.” According to a statement from the Rockstar Newswire website on Dec. 9, the publisher stated that the company is aware of fans asking for the cooperative multiplayer missions.
The development team from Rockstar North is currently “working very hard” to polish the heists DLC. As a result, the launch date ended up being delayed into 2014. Rockstar Games reassured fans that more details on the downloadable content should be made available sometime next year. You can find some screens of “GTA Online” in addition to a few shots of “GTA 5,” in the slideshow to the left of this article and the statement below:
We know many of you in the GTA Online community are super excited for the debut of co-operative Heists. Heists are currently in development and we are working very hard to get them as polished and as fun as they can be. Stay tuned for much more detail in the New Year.
The cooperative missions were original slated to come out within the first several weeks of the launch for “GTA Online.” The DLC, along with other updates, got postponed as Rockstar North ran into multiple issues hindering players from playing and making progress through the multiplayer mode of “GTA 5.”
In addition to heists DLC, Rockstar Games also announced plans to release expansions for the single-player campaign in 2014. Despite the advent of the next-generation systems, the company appears to be focused on updating “GTA 5,” which is only available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with new contents.