First released in 2013, GTA Online is losing support on two older platforms. Rockstar Games announced the shutdown date of the online servers in a tweet it shared. Besides Grand Theft Auto Online, a few more games are saying goodbye to their online servers.
GTA Online was introduced to players for the first time with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. GTA Online appealed to large fan bases on both devices for many years. However, Rockstar Games has announced that it wants to part ways for the online version of GTA with these consoles, which are now declining in popularity. The producer company announced on Twitter that it will bid farewell to these devices on December 16, 2021.
Apart from GTA Online, two more games will lose their online support:
Starting in December, fans who want to play GTA Online will need to upgrade to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, or Xbox Series X/S versions. The end of support for the two consoles also affects stats tracking conducted through the Rockstar Games Social Club. This support will end on September 16, 2021.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of two more games are affected. Statistics tracking feature is available outside of GTA Online in L.A. It also loses its functionality for Noire and Max Payne 3. At the same time, Max Payne 3‘s multiplayer mode closes on September 16.
While Rockstar Games is slowly starting to end its support for older generation consoles for its popular games; The new GTA game is eagerly awaited by its fans. While the company has not given any concrete information about Grand Theft Auto 6 so far; It was expected that an announcement about the game would be made from Take-Two Interactive, which took the stage this week at E3 2021. However, Rockstar’s parent company remained silent, upsetting their fans. Also, don’t forget to check out our other news here.