It’s been a year since Grand Theft Auto Online debuted to complement Grand Theft Auto V and a lot has happened since then. New weapons, vehicles and clothes have been introduced through various updates; players have created and played numerous online jobs with each other, and soon, very soon, people will finally be able to play the much desired online heists. To those who have continued to stick with GTA Online, this particular content can’t come fast enough.
Last we heard about online heists, all Rockstar Games could say was that they were coming ‘soon,’ while neglecting to delve into specifics. Today however, the studio offers a little more information, revealing that online heists are now scheduled to come after the PS4 and Xbox One versions launch; specifically, in the game’s first update.
Remember, online heists will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so no GTA Online player will be left out. To encourage that players shift to the newer versions, though, heists may come to the current-gen platforms first.
Continuing the trend of leaving people wanting more, Rockstar further stated that more details about the heists will be shared ‘very soon.’
The online heist news came alongside a new infographic that details several GTA Online statistics, showing data collected between October 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. As you can probably imagine, GTA Online’s population kept themselves quite busy post-launch. As Rockstar put it:
“We may have provided the world and the tools, but it’s really you players who have made the Online world as amazing as it has become. We’ve dug up a few bits of Online census info as you can see below that help illustrate that point.”
Here are a few of the stats (they include some very impressive numbers):
- 33,834,423 Global Players
- 5,925,761,013 Online Jobs Played
- 9,881,536 Online Jobs Created
- 2,330,825,301 Hours Played in 224 Countries
- 3,545 items used to wreak havoc in Los Santos and Blaine County, with an additional 1,200 added via updates
When GTA V comes to new consoles, it’ll contain new, exclusive content for returning players, as well as a first-person mode that shows the game in a whole new way. This one feature alone may make the second release worth it.
Grand Theft Auto V releases next week on November 18, 2014 for PS4 and Xbox One. PC players can expect the game on January 27, 2015. To keep yourselves pumped up for the return trip, maybe go re-watch the launch trailer from earlier this week.
Source: Rockstar Newswire