Rockstar has apologised for failing to release GTA 5's Online Heists this spring as intended, stating they are taking longer to create than planned.

"We know many fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Online Heists that we had planned to release for you this spring, and they are taking more time to create than originally anticipated," explained a Rockstar Newswire update. "We are very sorry for the delay, and are working hard to bring them to you as soon as we can.

"Please know that we are focused as always on making the best possible content for you to play and we are thankful to all of you for your patience, understanding and support."

Earlier this week the The GTA Online I'm Not a Hipster update was released. This followed last week's announcement that GTA 5 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this autumn.

Source: Rockstar Newswire