GTA 5 Online Heist mode
A screenshot from GTA Online's heist mode. Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games has confirmed the release dates of the PC version of GTA 5 and the long-anticipated heist mode for GTA Online.

The news was confirmed on Rockstar's website.

The PC release date means a further three week delay for the version which was originally supposed to release alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions last November.

"We are excited to announce that the launch of Heists for GTA Online is scheduled for March 10<sup>th," said the press release. "We know it's been a wait, and appreciate your patience. Heists will bring a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience to GTA Online, giving players the chance to team up to pull off a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County."

Heists have been hinted at and promised since before the original version of GTA 5 was released in 2013. It's taken a long time but is now just two weeks away, and will come as a free update for all versions of the game.

"GTA V for PC will be arriving on April 14th at retail and as a digital download," continues the press release. "Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.

"As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online."