When Grand Theft Auto V was announced and released late last year, the promise of conducting heists with your friends was a major selling point.

A year later, and development studio Rockstar Games only announced this week that the much-anticipated Heists would be added to the title’s online portion next month. Understandably, many players were rather upset that it took so long to include one of the original selling points.

As part of Rockstar Games’ ‘Asked & Answered’ feature, the studio explained that it took much longer than what they initially thought it would.

“Heists were a much bigger challenge to create than we had originally anticipated. Early versions were simply not good enough and had to be scrapped more than once as we honed in on how we thought they should work,” the company said.

Rockstar added that they are in the busy to make things that are good instead of focusing on a specific date and just releasing the add-on no matter what shape or status it is in.

“We apologize when this gets frustrating but firmly believe that rushing out second-rate content does not do anyone any favours. Hopefully you agree that yesterday’s new Trailer is a sign that Heists are shaping up nicely, but we still need some time to fine tune them.”

Because of the long wait, Rockstar revealed that they will be giving current players a little something-something for the holidays although they have revealed exactly what just yet.

“Because we need a little time to get Heists right, we are going to give you a small Christmas gift to keep you entertained until we are done with them.”

[Source and image – Rockstar Games]
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