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A promotion for the computer game "Grand Theft Auto Five" is show in a Game Stop gaming story in Encinitas, California September 17, 2013. Reuters

Rockstar Games has recently apologised for the delayed release of the PC version of "GTA V." However, developers assured that the delay will in no way also affect the scheduled release of online Heists.

Rockstar on its newswire confirmed that the DLC will still come as scheduled in "the coming weeks." This announcement was made following the developer's update on the development of the PC game. "Online Heists for consoles will be launching in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch," Rockstar said.

Rockstar initially promised the content will be out for release in "early 2015." Online Heists will reportedly be coming as a free update to all consoles including the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. However, once again didn't specify an exact release date. According to a previous report from the International Business Times, the DLC is rumoured for a Jan. 27 release, supposedly along with the initial availability of the PC game.

It's still uncertain if Rockstar will have Heists available by then since no ETA was provided. However, what's for certain is the development of the content. A "GTA V" tipster named nillxforums claimed the DLC is on its final stages of development and will soon be available for download. Likewise, one of the voice talents has confirmed the existence of the online content. Shawn Fonteno, who plays as Franklin, supposedly revealed during an interview that Heists is definitely being worked on by Rockstar and it will be released anytime soon. However, again no exact date was mentioned.

Back in December, some source codes were leaked regarding the features in the DLC. The codes revealed the addition of new weapons and armours, new vehicles and new animals. "GTA V" tipster Shady Lapse at Se7ensins forums managed to release the codes listed below.

  • "MP_HEIST_LESTER_TARGET_VCLS_FEATURE." might be feature to find armed cars?
  • "MP_HEIST_BONUS_DLC_CONTENT_BZGAS_XM25Grenade_Launcher,"New weapon!
  • "MP_HEIST_DLC_CONTENT_VEHICLES." The Armored Vehicles?
  • "MPHEIST_MASK." New Masks!!
  • "MPHEIST_JEFF." [0xBBCB4AAC ] new contact!
  • "MP_Buy_PEGASUS_UNLOCK_TMJ_1.500.000$" Hydra is available to buy after The military heist?
  • "PILOT_SCHOOL_VEHICLE_HYDRA" This was added in the 1.19 update! "CONTENT_PACK_HEIST_ANIMALS" horses?

Rockstar also released its first trailer for the four-player co-op mission game back in December. Developers assured gamers the DLC will feature new gameplay and new clothing among others. Heists for "GTA V Online" will reportedly "require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist's epic finale."

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