One of the features that drew me to GTA V’s online component was the promise of Online heists, where a group of players can work co-operatively to break in to places and rob them blind. A year on from the game’s original release and that particular feature still isn’t in the game. Rockstar has finally given us an indication of when they’ll be coming.
The house of GTA released an infographic detailing just how much time you’ve all spent playing GTA Online since its launch. It’s really quite staggering. Players from 224 countries have spent 2.3 billion hours in the game between the game’s online launch in October last year, to the end of October this year. That’s 33,834,423 players globally (making destiny’s 9.5 million accounts a little laughable), for a total of 5.9 billion jobs carried out. In that time there have been 245, 682, 645 in-game selfies captured – about 432 every minute. That’s mental.
In the same post, Rockstar re-iterated that online heists will be coming soon – with the game’s first update to the online section for the Ps4 and Xbox One. The game will have a day one update on those systems, but that’s for the game proper. As soon as the online gets patched, you’ll be ready to jump in to online heists. Finally.
“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,” said Rockstar.
“We’ll have some details on that very soon as well.”
GTA V is out on the newer systems next week Tuesday. Are you heading back to Los Santos?
Last Updated: November 14, 2014