To say we’ve waited a long time for multiplayer Heists to get added into Grand Theft Auto Online would be the understatement of the year. The bad news is that we still don’t have a concrete date for when it’s finally happening. The good news, however, is that we do now have a killer trailer showing them off as well as an interview with GTA Online producer and lead mission designer Imran Sarwar, who was kind enough to answer our (many) questions about this high-concept feature.
IGN: The big question, of course, is why has it taken so long for Heists to come together?
IMRAN: To be honest, they just turned out to be a lot more difficult than we originally thought. Our initial idea was to build on the concept of Story Mode heists to make a new gameplay experience for GTA Online that was more focused on cooperation, where everyone could play to their individual strengths and feel like they had a stake in the outcome.