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GTA V Heists demand increases pressure on Rockstar

So Rockstar has finally released the GTA V 1.06 patch after teasing it a few weeks ago. As expected, it comes with the free Beach Bum DLC, but unfortunately doesn’t come with the one piece of content that everyone would much rather see – GTA V Heists.

We have a feeling that Rockstar may be regretting informing the GTA V community that Heists would be available shortly after release. Although they didn’t provide a set release date, they did suggest that it wouldn’t take long to come out.

Skip forward two months later though and there’s still no Heists. Even worse, it looks like the recent 1.06 patch has made a lot of GTA V players even more unhappy with the state of the online mode. We told you about some of the complaints here, but we have now noticed that Rockstar’s last update on the game has close to 10,000 comments – with many of them having negative words to say about the game.

It feels strange to talk about Rockstar in a negative fashion since they are supposedly the developer that could do no wrong. However, the lack of Heists and the constant income cuts to online appears to have rubbed gamers up the wrong way – for the last time.

Some of you may have thought we were being far-fetched when we suggested that GTA V Heists wouldn’t have a release date until 2014. With Rockstar showing no sign of providing the content though, are you now starting to believe that Rockstar doesn’t really want to provide Heists, unless players start buying some cash cards first?

Now that most of you have installed the 1.06 patch, let us know your thoughts on the state of online mode at the moment. Would you agree that Rockstar are now under big pressure to give Heists as they originally promised?

Or are you happy to wait as long as it takes and have no problems at all with online mode?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Mikepa
Mikepa

rockstar wants people to buy in game money packs before releasing any heists. Would be my guess, Because once they Release the heists there is no point in buying any money packs. So there goes that idea. Just another way to make more money. its all about money now a days with company’s. Even tho this one has made 5 times the money put into the game already. I was the all time gta fan, Now i am not. To many broken promises. The game has been returned for me.

ramon
ramon

Bla bla bla ! its simple it goes like this proberly heist wil be paid dlc because rocstar sux second if there alrdy happy with there profit there wil be no dlc and no heists never and gta 5 wil have empty servers at the end of februari 2014 and everyone moves on and never buy a gta game again !

gs
gs

Maybe it’s just that I work in food service, but… There is no way we would put out a product that was unfinished.. And if we did, you’d better believe we make it up to the customer. It’s our name on that product, and I am not a slovenly, unkempt, non-working piece of trash.
If it’s not done, don’t put your name on it… and for god’s sake don’t charge someone for it.

krypto
krypto

this game was much easier before they made the missions pay out a quarter of what they used to

Tom
Tom

Issue is the game’s economy. Completely ridiculous and unbalanced. In addition, the hoops that one needs to jump through in order to unlock car upgrades are unbelievable.

max7345
max7345

Unfortunately, most gamers are prone to being disappointed with every little thing. It’s ridiculous, really – if Rockstar takes their time with heists and make sure it’s bug-free, people are going to be upset that it’s taking so long, if they rush it and give us a bug-riddled update, those EXACT SAME PEOPLE will be upset that it’s all buggy and wish that Rockstar had taken their time with it. It’s a lose-lose situation with ungrateful gamers like that who expect fast, perfect products in a snap and then whine when the developers aren’t able to do that. Seriously, if… Read more »

Declan
Declan

When heists come out I think rockstar NEEDS to add a button to lower the back of the Titan plane and the trucks this will make the game extremely better. please take on board and spread the word. Everyone near me is talking about it.

scumbagsneverdie
scumbagsneverdie

Getting nothin but the steel shaft from rockstar. go team ramrod!

landon t.
landon t.

This game blows, its tailored for you to loose money fast. In hopes that you buy the rediculasly priced cash cards..

Legz
Legz

people shouldn’t expect much and should be grateful non the less for the experience, If you haven’t got patience and prefer to complain, then you are part of the 80% of the world who only cares for themselves. I think the graphics and scenery is an amazing achievement.

Jason A
Jason A

They won’t get one more cent from me, or any other R* game in the future – fed up.

Nope
Nope

Players will get the money they want to buy things one way or another. It’s either on R*’s terms (doing missions, races, etc.) or ours (glitching). It’s ironic how they want to cut payouts to sort of bully us into buying GTA$ but it is just leading to more glitchers.

Seth
Seth

Cutting the payout for races was a horrible idea, now there are no ways to make a decent amount of money :/

Rob 'Richard Hammond' Picken
Rob 'Richard Hammond' Picken

i don’t mind waiting, BUT give us something more to do while we wait!

Theres no scuba gear, casino, we can’t play pool/bowling anymore its just become very boring very quick

scott
scott

im fine with the heists not coming instantly gives you something to look forward too i still have alot of fun messing about online with friends and doing the missions ect but the new patch seems to have fixed some thing and made others worse, the amount of times i have tried to get in a titan plane for instance just to have it disappear and there are alot of other exploits like i saw someone spawn in a tank from no where to then kill me 15 times, people with bounties on them hiding in walls being able to… Read more »

r
r

these fan boys lol

Jordan Huard
Jordan Huard

People don’t realize that Rockstar made it clear that the game wasn’t finished when it was released. That’s why GTA Online was released two weeks later. I like having the game earlier and getting through with the problems than having to wait another year. And I’m almost positive Rockstar doesn’t care that much about the cash cards. They made SO MUCH money on the game alone. Heists are taking a long time to come out because they want to make sure it’s as good as it can be before it comes out. Some people have to gain more patience…

Sabz
Sabz

The new update was actually useless, they should have got heists out first then get that DLC out later to be honest. Rockstar please hurry up we’ve waited long enough!

Sabz
Sabz

The new update was actually uselesst, they should have got heists out first then get that DLC out later to be honest. Rockstar please hurry up we’ve waited long enough!

Josue
Josue

New update was horrible why make us wait so long for that trash what was the big deal for useless cars and a little pistol and a glass bottle are you serious rockstar lol

THE GUEST
THE GUEST

Im going to wait.

ryan
ryan

GTA Online is a huge let down, Rockstar blew it, hopefully they are working on a new XBox One / Playstation 4 game, sucks we all wasted $50 bucks

Your pal Jesus
Your pal Jesus

Heists in patch 1.07, working Heists in patch 1.12…

Matt
Matt

I was so excited for this game before they even announced it but they really just set the standards to high.. I mean at one point i just got tired of it and went back to black ops 2.. And i hate cod…

Evan Almighty
Evan Almighty

Rockstar blew it with this game. First off the story mode was way rushed. Then once you beat story mode you couldn’t do much. Then online of course the problems the first two weeks, but then you get online and all you can really do is race or do the same ole missions with your friends. Then they cut the payouts in half (awesome!!). Most of my friends don’t even play anymore the game is such a joke. Also I loved how lazy they were with the safe houses…wait safe apartments (no houses how stupid!) which all look identical on… Read more »

ZackStrow
ZackStrow

I agree with the race money being nerfed and the police car storage thing sucks. But I’m glad they replaced all the unfair glitches, like the fast increase strength and the sell your car over and over getting insane amounts of money. If people hate rockstar so much, why buy their products? Rockstar knows no matter how bad they mess up, people will buy their games and their dlc.

Josh Tebbutt
Josh Tebbutt

How can they expect people to buy these cash cards when all I get is this page is under maintenance. Update after update its the same issue every time.

Disappointing by Rockstars standards.

abberjam
abberjam

Its easy to see that GTAOs entire economy is engineered around co-ercing you into buying in-game money. Incrementally decreasing pay-outs, obscenely priced items, still no heists or BAWSAQ. Don’t be surprised if heists pay out 50 grand or less. Anyone expecting 5-figure payouts will likely be very disappointed. I already bought both console versions of this game and was looking forward to possibly a next gen version. Now I doubt I’ll bother playing it any more. I hate this trend of devs releasing an awesome game and then screwing with it until all the fun is gone.

Zachdt1
Zachdt1

One more thing, did they not say in the trailer that the gta online will develope and grow because of us and yet they dont care about us its all about the money they made billions and then they make microtransactions which ruins the point of the game and make everything so expensive 25k for a car horn… Theyre just so money hungry its ridiculus i guess it shows that all you need to make a quick buck is a very misleading trailer rockstar i know you dont care enough to read any of this but seriously its about the… Read more »

Zachdt1
Zachdt1

Sure they say it will release soon but weve heard that before it seems when asked about hiests thats all they have to say and hiests are the new thing to gta online they should have focused on it. Im not complaing though they have ruined their reputation and the future games they make most people wont bother buying them untill their dirt cheap have fun going bankrupt

John
John

They should have NEVER EVER even mentioned the heists, CTF and content creator! That was an absolute MAJOR fail, and the Marketing Director should get a slap from Leslie Benzies and the Houser brothers! Talking about online the way it is now, would have been just fine! They should have only mentioned heists and other offerings once they had a firm release date! I think Rockstar have learned more about online in the past months, than they have since they founded R*.

FlameWater
FlameWater

hmm I’d rather have new story DLC, PC version taking to long, console version burns my eyes

Paul Garner
Paul Garner

a big lol to those who expected much from rockstar. once a company becomes big they have more things to take care of, top on the list is revenue.

In fact, the old rockstar, the one that made the all time best gtasa, did not care about gamers either. they just created a game that best suited their own interests at that particular point of time.

jamie
jamie

Two words for you. Xbox one. So no i won’t be playing it anytime soon so don’t care anymore.

Oneal
Oneal

I have no problem waiting… They did say it will release soon. Maybe it will release in December. People need to stop complaining and wait!

anonymous
anonymous

I got to level 120 and now I see no reason to continue playing, even after Heists release, I doubt i’ll go back to it. The only thing left to unlock for me is a couple weapon camos, but whats the point?

Evan
Evan

It seems that everyone who didnt get on the bandwagon when it came to glitching or cheating to earn cash or rp in this game has fallen terribly behind. Nobody will buy those cash cards unless they increase the amount of cash per purchase by at least 4x. And as far as cutting down what players earn in game by playing… Bad move. It may be an open world, but there is a limited amount of things to do for cash, making farming and grinding a terrible experience. More cash to honest players is your best option. And release heists… Read more »

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