GTA 5 Online Heists Rumor: 1.17 Patch for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Too Large for Certain PS3s?

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

GTA 5 Online’s next patch could require certain PS3 owners to swap out their hard drive, said a noted leaker.

iCrazyTeddy, who operates a popular YouTube channel, said its possible that if one wants to play the 1.17 patch (which could contain the Heists DLC, he speculates and which Rockstar announced when the game came out last year), they’ll have to swap out the hard drive of the slimmer, 12GB PS3.

It’s unclear if the Heists DLC will come out with the 1.17 patch. Rockstar announced a few months ago that Heists was delayed, and it didn’t list a release date for the update.

“Rockstar Games made the game and you could have bought it on any different console but obviously for whatever reason, if someone made the mistake of buying the cheaper 12GB console–it’s primarily meant for streaming… I do really feel for you,” iCrazyTeddy said in the video.

There’s also been rumors that Heists might come out around the same time as the next-gen and PC versions of GTA 5. However, these don’t appear to have much credibility

According to IGN, which obtained screenshots of Newegg listings, the Xbox One, PC, and PS4 versions of the game might see a Nov. 18 release. That’s on a Tuesday.

And GameSpot noted that the game hasn’t been canceled for the PC, as some rumors were claiming. Rockstar confirmed with the website that the fall 2014 release date for GTA 5 on the PC has not been altered.

“I’m also looking forward to the PC release,” a Rockstar spokesperson said. “However, this release date has not changed.”

GTA 5 was launched in September of last year and netted more than $1 billion in revenue in about three days. Since then, about 34 million copies of the game have been shipped for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Rockstar claims the next-gen and PC versions of the game will feature increased draw distances, more populated game worlds, and overall better graphics.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.