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GTA V Heists demand prompts Rockstar statement

We are now approaching February 2014, but unfortunately there is still no sign of the highly anticipated GTA V Heists release date. Meanwhile, Rockstar has released more custom Jobs for GTA Online, but it seems that players are only interested in talking about Heists and Rockstar may be starting to grow tired of the demands.

As most of you are aware, Heists was originally planned as add-on free GTA V DLC ‘shortly after launch’. This timeframe appeared to be a nightmare for many gamers though, as Rockstar instead decided to focus on improving other areas of the game.

Heists is still nowhere to be seen though and this week, we have seen Rockstar update the game with more online Jobs instead. What took our attention though, is a statement in the comment section of their latest update.

We’ve included that statement below in its entirety, have a look:

Are Rockstar getting frustrated with constant Heists requests?
Are Rockstar getting frustrated with constant Heists requests?

As you can see, Rockstar are getting tired of all the demands for Heists and have been forced to warn players to ‘stay on topic’ at all times in their comment section. Basically put, they only want players to talk about the new Jobs for the moment and not about new unreleased content such as Heists.

Is this an indication that Rockstar are now starting to get angry with the persistent requests? After all, put yourself in the developers shoes for a moment and imagine working on add-on content, only for fans to dismiss it each time as they look for Heists to release instead.

Is the community in danger of not being appreciative of the work that Rockstar puts into GTA Online perhaps? That statement above has started an interesting debate we feel so let us know what you stand on this.

Do you understand Rockstar for growing tired of the constant talk of Heists?

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.

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Austin Goss
Austin Goss

Hell I had the game, and sold it. I am waiting until heists come out to buy another copy

Froztken
Froztken

I’m the biggest Rockstar supporter but GTA Online has been out for over 4 months and all we know about the main feature is… nothing… Fans frustration is absolutly understandable. GTA V was great but the Online…

T C
T C

Rockstar really screwed the pooch. They released a game that wasn’t complete, and is just trickleware. Lame job Rockstar. I am level 94, haven’t cheated, its taken months of playing missions and races, and well im really bored!! Give us more content. Whats the point of a crew if you can’t use it? EPIC FAILURE!!!

JMick44
JMick44

No i dont understand their frustrations they created their own demons with this because they made the heists so big and it was such a big deal for gta online ! if they didnt want people to act like this they shouldnt have hyped it up the way they did so they should shut up wit the complaining and release them all ready thats all ppl want and as a player i really dont play the game anymore so much stuff has come out including the new gens and gta isnt even out on those ppl are keeping old gens… Read more »

john nemeth
john nemeth

F*ck rockstar they suck! How dare you defend them like its our fault we are pissed theres still no heists!!! The game is boring now heists are the only thing that would still be fun it shoulda been released months ago!!!!!
Why do I have a heist room if I never get to use it?!!!!!
Why do outside players still not show up on mini map and kill me when I’m in a 1 on 1 death match with someone else?!!! It’s weak yo!!!! Fix that shat already damn!!!!!

wizard timelord
wizard timelord

the point is, heists were advertised as being in the game at the start on launch, however it’s been a few months since then. we know literally nothing about their current situation. it’s easy to point a finger at us and say “stop being spoiled brats”, but they’re not giving us answers to questions that we are repeatedly asking. by keeping this a secret and telling us to stop asking about it, we’re just going to grow more and more excited/annoyed/curious.

Stephen Hanford
Stephen Hanford

Rockstar already released heist. It was when they screwed us all and stole all our in game dollars. It would be brilliant if they lowered the price on high end cars or at least give us the ability to keep high end cars found in game but make them a rare spawn or high priority vehicle. There are a few missions that can earn $15000 but after youve done them in excess of 1000 times they can and are pretty boring. They also need to organise the online awards system as ive done a million spins n flips in my… Read more »

gtrpunk
gtrpunk

The question at the end of the article should read “Does Rockstar understand it’s gamers for growing tired of the constant delay of Heists?”

DaViD_MiLLs
DaViD_MiLLs

I think we, as loyal fans(most of us), deserve to be at the very least updated frequently when we’re promised something and then not given it. The absence of the Heists isn’t really the issue here though. V online is an animal R* created with the way the game is set up. For V online to work the way R* wants it to there need to be constant updates and added content. Doing the same missions over and over will work for a while but eventually you need to keep adding content to generate drive for things. But it needs… Read more »

Troy Layman
Troy Layman

GTA had time to get there stuff together. They had since 2008 to get the game ready they have the people to make so it should have been done by now. So rockstar has no rights to not have it done. They had first blamed the reason for it not being finished is because of moding, they had all said it’s because players didn’t need the money because we have tons but now since they took our money away they should have it up now.

G man
G man

I feel that if the price on the items on GTA V wasn’t set to ridiculous amounts then the demand for heists wouldn’t so overwhelming. Everything you want or need requires 4 (smallest gun no attachment) to 7 (vehicles&mods) figure income and job give you the most 4 to 5 figures 6 if your in survival. With that being said if heist (with reasonable payouts considering price of in game items) were out from the jump or near the release or the game players wouldn’t have been prompted to cheat. Not saying that players wouldn’t have cheated on money but… Read more »

Seth Forsman
Seth Forsman

GTA Online was a huge failure for Rockstar, and instead of bandaging it, they just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Give the customers what they want, which is heists, not things they don’t want, like a van and a broken bottle.

David Rutawitz
David Rutawitz

as much as i love making 14 dollars after every deathmatch or job…

dLv
dLv

to be completely honest I feel like Rockstar Games is just saying f*** everybody and just spending all their money living the rich life. this game was the fastest selling entertain a product ever they made a lot of money off of us. they should be updating do this game with DLCs every month. that beach bum update was stupid as hell. I do thank Rockstar Games for making a great ass game but obviously they’re not living up to the hype

The Dramatic One
The Dramatic One

Honestly the more they make us wait the more it feels like they have nothing planned.Kinda like they bit off more than they could handle.If they didn’t promise and get people all hyped just to up sells then people wouldn’t be complaining its 2014 and they haven’t said anything about heist yet.So please excuse us if we can’t stop asking about it.

Yoyoyooyoyo
Yoyoyooyoyo

They promoted the heists. It should have been out already. They $10,000 for ammo, of course we want the rest of the game! Hurry up already. I’m going to start a boycott. I never cheated but now I feel I should have…

mustachewarlord
mustachewarlord

Instead of prolonging the dlc, they really need to start getting it out ASAP. People are tired of waiting for the unkept promises. The Xbox one is out GTAV is not on the next gen. You can’t just prolong something and expect people to keep hanging on. Rockstar hasn’t wronged me until this game. Get the dlc see out now. Have all of the dlc out my the end of first quarter. Just some simple advice

Domenic Candeloro
Domenic Candeloro

How bout the fact I bought the game just for that reason to play online and heist so sorry they are mad but I spent my money on a false advertise game that will sit unused till.heist start so I’m angry

Jerralegion
Jerralegion

If the fans are constantly asking for and talking about heists then why doesn’t rockstar release it first and THEN work on other content? Seems pretty straight forward to me, give the people what they want!

Gimme Heist NOW
Gimme Heist NOW

I own every single rockstar game huge fan. but they dropped the ball big time! i want heists and i want it now not in 40 months NOW along with all other users, tired of robbing gas stations for 1k …..stupid.

christon
christon

they said heists we was all ready for it now we waiting 5 to 6 months for it not good at all!!

Ade
Ade

I’d prefer it if they fixed all the existing glitches before releasing anymore DLC. They obviously can’t cope with what they created. . .

MattyP
MattyP

Its not that we are growing tired, but are becoming restless.with all of the hype for gta5 and then the colossal boom in which it was received, we cannot help but to want more, Rockstar has become a slave to their own success, congratulations, wasn’t that the goal?

Fleet Admiral Josh
Fleet Admiral Josh

I can’t wait for heists to come out so that people can then complain about how lame they are, or how they were expecting to earn more money from them, or how there are only X number of heists and they’ve done them all and are already bored of them and demand rockstar release their next planned DLC or else they’ll never buy another game from them again.

Dave Haffely
Dave Haffely

Rockstar told us heists would be released within weeks of launch. That was a lie. There wouldn’t be a problem if they had originally told us heists would be sometime in 2014. Every day is another day later than what gamers feel promised. Put yourself in the developers shoes? The developers should put themselves in the gamers shoes and they would understand why people are pissed. Duh.

gtrpunk
gtrpunk

Is this the free speech zone then?

AJ
AJ

Id rather it take longer to come out so that way you know it wont have any problems! If they rushed it due to public demands then it would be like the first week or so when the game was launched and it may not work properly, it cant exactly be an easy job building additional content to meet preferences of every player! I think there is much more to do on gta online than just missions, im level 78 and im nowhere near getting bored with the game! I got around 2 billion dollars due to hackers so, unlike… Read more »

Jason A
Jason A

Rockstar is destroying their reputation. I for one will not buy another rockstar game.

Jack
Jack

I was level 7 one night. The next day I logged in to online and there was roughly 56/57 million sitting in my pocket, i chucked it in my bank and i thought, NICE ONE!! I had the money for i say about 3 weeks, buying big houses, planes, dumper trucks, boats, cars, living the millionaire life, then BAM! i logged back onto online and i had 75,000 pounds sitting in my bank, i was not happy, but i couldn’t complain as i still had my cars houses and boats! To be honest i am getting quite bored of online… Read more »

Djay
Djay

Rockstar in my opinion, is screwing up. They made a lot of improvements from GTA IV going I to GTA V but they should’ve kept certain elements that made GTA IV’s multiplayer great. Like no Friendly Fire, No Traffic that way, if people want to just drive around in their sports cars they can do just that or just screw around with cops. I can’t even drive around in my Vacca or Cheetah without some idiot shooting my tires out for no reason. And the most you can make in a mission is 10k. Rockstar expects people to slave away… Read more »

baws
baws

they are just taking their time so people buy the cash cards
nobody wants anymore stupid jobs, they need to focus all attention on the heists.

Jaketheslayer
Jaketheslayer

Well to be honest this was a content that was promised with the game so i would rather see the heiest than a couple of jobs that pay next to no money for your time and effort in my oppion rockstar are just trying to milk as much money from their cash cards before they release a good way to make money a.k.a the heiest.

hayden
hayden

what they should do is stop tryna fix the glitches for once and make what people want and fix all the glitches later on cos it feels like they are losing people and the GTA V hasnt even been out a whole year and people are getting sick of them

Brandon Hurston
Brandon Hurston

what up with GTA V, you can’t boost any of the other player’s cars. why call the game grand theft auto when you cant really still anyones car that might get upset about it?you should be able to steal their car from them either on the road are out of their garadge.you can alrady by insurance how hard would it be to add theft to the option choices?the game already has security hacking missions, why can’t we use that to hack someones’s garardge? the game just don’t live up to the name. it’s just another single person shooter game that… Read more »

Brandon Hurston
Brandon Hurston

this game is called grand theft auto but yet you can’t boost any of the other players cars.whats up with that? we should be able to steal them and sell them at LSC or some kind of chopshop to make money. what gives Rockstar?

Not a cat
Not a cat

The only reason people are nagging them is because they said it would be out shortly after online was available so almost 4 months on and still no signs of heists the community is getting tired of new custom jobs that are similar to all the other jobs instead of receiving a totally new type of job which would increase the popularity of then game whereas now people are getting bored cause they are just stuck doing the same thing day after day on the gta online servers

christopher
christopher

i will make it blunt if rockstar don’t release heist by end of January. the game will probably loose almost all traffic online. also if rock star releases the story mode DLC first then the hiest this will kill the game. so rockstar you fixed the hacking now finish the game or you will destroy the biggest game of the year.

casinomoney1991
casinomoney1991

damn… i wouldve never thought that ROCKSTAR listens to us fans.

MB
MB

Already traded in that junk to GameStop. Won’t be buying another GTA; I promise that!

Gamer887
Gamer887

Personally I am happy that Rockstar is getting annoyed with the pressure they are receiving from fans and the fact that their online content releases are not being appreciated. After months of missed deadlines and empty promises Rockstar demonstrated that it does not appreciate the fan base it has developed over the years and now they are simply dealing with the consequences. The appreciation and respect I had for Rockstar was based on the quality of previous games and had they dealt with the delay and online issues more efficiently by providing gamers with more information and accurate release dates,… Read more »

Roger Lamm
Roger Lamm

Yes there are a LOT OF HINTS that there are things to come, my wish list is cooperative heists of course, but how about other locations like races and deathmatches in snowy areas like the town that michaels “body” is buried?

Guest
Guest

Actually people have a right to demand for heists, because Gta V is an unfinished game, they rushed online and it was full of glitches, heists and content creator were in the online trailer, people have a right to demand constantly for something that should of been part of the game, we’ve all payed so much money for half a game.

john dough
john dough

If heists are well done and WELL paid then gta VI will also sell billions but if heists are bad or good but badly paid then gta vi will not sell as much. simple as that. People know when enough is enough epecially when it comes to grinding. when grinding a cheat becomes more rewarding than grinding a mission, you got problems. if you introduced more cars and stuff to interact with in the game it would also be greatly appreciated. If you cant mess about in a sandbox game, whats the point… please make heists good. its the only… Read more »

DD
DD

I don’t want some regurgitated “player created” missions that rockstar was too lazy to do themselves, I want more weapons, cars, and customizations that you don’t have to friggen PAY for online either. And of course, some damn online bank heists! Rockstar should be GRATEFUL that there are even people that ARE being demanding, and not giving up and playing a different video game!!!!!!

Corey Mink
Corey Mink

Everyone is right, the mission pay out is terrible, and when I try to have fun by killing people I blow up their car because its GTA! Them I have to pay like 10k for it? It’s a joke, that’s why you are getting request for heist. Like I also read, if heist payouts are less than 1million, that’s horrific having to split it with 4 people. You can’t just enjoy playing the game without paying tons of cash. Whatever happened to getting a buzzard, or Hunter and just killing everyone, or getting a rhino tank and going in a… Read more »

Mac
Mac

Rockstar need to understand that as long as their game is fun and engaging then people will play it. The original sandbox game GTA you could just mess about in without limitation it was limited but still fun. They simply arent payig out enough on missions. if I play a mission for an hour i expect a decent payout not some crappy 5000 or whatever. also making you drive to the other side of the ap to deliver cars get boring after a few times and grinding in general ruins a game. GTA online is only fun because of messing… Read more »

Cody
Cody

Well this game will be dead in a few weeks anyhow..

Online Gamer Guy
Online Gamer Guy

First of all Rockstar messed up from the very beginning when they took off San Fierro and Las Venturas and just had Los Santos which was such a let down for me. Second they have the dumbest jobs online, I mean every mission I gotta kill like 500 people, travel halfway across the map and pull numerous impossible stunts just to get paid like $8000 dollars in the end! and for those of you that still play gta online im pretty sure you know we cant really get much with $8000 so of course people would want to see bank… Read more »

Hunter Nava
Hunter Nava

Heist is the only reason I’ve kept the game for so long. I never really cared for mission. I like killing people and blowing stuff up like other gtas but I get put in bad sports . In a few weeks tax returns come and most of the lil people that STILL play gta will have a xbox one . And this game isn’t on xbox one . This game is dying and fast. Deff not worth the $60 I spent on it

Kayl669
Kayl669

Okay to clarify WE DID NOT ASK FOR HEISTS.. Rockstar sold us the idea in their sodding marketing. It’s not like we just submitted it as an idea. Anyone else getting tired of hacks, who have clearly never played the game write articles saying we’re too demanding when that’s what they said we were going to get.. We’ve been waiting months. A broken bottle and a pink gun … Seriously?

Disclaimer for lame analogy but it’s like buying a ice-cream sandwich and having to wait 3 months for the cakey bits.

Adrian James Purtle
Adrian James Purtle

What they need to do is bring back all the vehicles they removed for no reason e.g Rat Loader. They need to add the capability to be able to customize any vehicle in game and allow us to receive more money on jobs and missions and to so that we can blow up friends and other peoples vehicles without being charged or have to pay for a replacement

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