Online gaming will end on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles later this year, according to Rockstar
Yeah, big car robbers, your criminal career is over. At least on older generation consoles. Because according to Rockstar, the game's developer, GTA Online will be disabled on Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles.
Grand Theft Auto V's online multiplayer mode will no longer be accessible from December 16, 2021. Shark Cash Cards, which unlock in-game currency for GTA Online, will no longer be available for purchase on these consoles after September 15, 2021. The company said in a press release that ending GTA Online for these consoles “will have no impact on access to or progress in the Grand Theft Auto V story mode.” You simply won't be able to get online with the game.
In addition, site stat tracking for GTA Online will cease to operate on December 16, 2021. Web stat tracking for some of the studio's other PS3 and Xbox 360 games that have Social Club integration, including Max Payne 3 and LA Noire, will close as early as September 16, 2021.
GTA Online will be deactivated see Rockstar press release
"As we continue to move forward with updates and support for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto Online – as we prepare for this fall's releases of new expanded and enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S – The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online, including site stat tracking via Rockstar Games Social Club, will officially close on December 16, 2021. Also, Shark Cash Cards for GTA Online will no longer be sold for PS3 and Xbox 360 versions after September 15, 2021.
Please note that these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online and will not impact Grand Theft Auto V Story mode access or progress. In addition, tracking site stats through the Rockstar Games Social Club and other resources for select PS3 and Xbox 360 titles will end on September 16, 2021.”
This shows the popularity of GTA Online and the huge install base of PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles that Rockstar Games has kept the flame burning, so to speak, for a long time. These consoles saw the initial release of Grand Theft Auto V nearly eight years ago, and its highly anticipated online open-world multiplayer mode debuted a month after release. In short, the service spans entire generations of consoles.
It has since re-released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, on PC in 2015, and on November 11, 2021, it will come to PS5 and Xbox X/S Series consoles. There is no end in sight for GTA Online on modern hardware. But it's understandable that, after nearly eight years of service on outdated and hard-to-buy consoles, now is the time to unplug the plug and just wait for GTA Online will be disabled and life will move on.
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