It’s about time. Details have finally emerged for the long-awaited online heists for Grand Theft Auto V.
In an interview with IGN, Lead Mission Designer Imran Sarwar fills us in how what you need in order to start a heist:
Each heist requires 4 players all at rank 12 or above, with one player as the designated heist leader. Leading a heist requires owning a high-end apartment so that you have a room available to set up the planning board. From there you’ll be able to launch missions as the leader, starting with the prep work and building up to the score itself.
The coolest bit is all the neat things a leader of a heist can actually do. It seems like the idea is for the players to each have a stake in the job regardless of their role:
Being a heist leader has advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, Lester contacts the leader directly when there’s news of a job and it’s up to the leader to invite players into the crew, assign positions, pick outfits and allocate each player’s cut. On the other hand, the heist leader will need to personally front the set-up costs in order to successfully pull off the heist
We are told that we should expect the heists to come online early 2015. If I had to guess, it would be sometime around the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V.