Despite Rockstar’s push on Grand Theft Auto Online, Heists haven’t been seen since it released back in early 2015. Fans need fear not, though, as The Doomsday Heist breaks that near-three-year dry spell, coming in with an outlandish trailer before its December 12th release date.
This comes as a surprising announcement, given that Rockstar stated that new Heists weren’t on the cards after its long and troublesome development. But considering the details revealed in the trailer, it’s no surprise that Rockstar wanted to go all-out for the return to its 4-player co-op experience.
The trailer reveals a very movie-inspired experience, albeit greatly exaggerated for comedic effect. Clifford, presumably main-character Avon’s artificial intelligence sounds an awful lot like Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, so I’d watch out for him. James Bond’s The Spy Who Loved Me also gets a nod in the form of cars that convert into submarines. Of course, these ones can fly too.
Rockstar’s premise to the new heist surrounds “A billionaire tech mogul, an idealistic intelligence agent, a socially awkward conspiracy theorist and a neurotic supercomputer” that have “been forced into an unlikely alliance to save San Andreas from total annihilation.”
“As apocalyptic threats mount from enemies unknown, you and your criminal crew are enlisted to un-tangle mysteries and eradicate threats spanning from the bustling streets of downtown Los Santos to the ocean floor and all the way to the inner depths of Mount Chiliad in an epic new online adventure.”
Alongside new toys to play with, The Doomsday Heist is set to bring back fan favourites throughout the course of GTA Online’s history.
KitGuru Says: It seems that GTA has, to some extent, gone a little bit Saints Row on us. Of course, I don’t mean introducing superpowers and becoming a parody of a parody, but iconic movie references while not taking itself at all seriously is quite nice. Is The Doomsday Heist enough to pull you back onto GTA Online?