Rockstar Will Finally End Online Services for GTA 5 on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Rockstar has always done a decent job, making their games available for older platforms and supporting them adequately. GTA 5 was launched for the OG Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 all the way back in 2013, and live services continue to function to this day. Sadly, Rockstar has finally decided to end online services for GTA V and a few other games.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar has decided to end services for GTA Online on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 from December 16th this year, also mentioning Shark Cards would no longer be sold for these two platforms, beginning from September 16th.

This effectively means the end of GTA online for these two platforms, although as expected this has no bearing on GTA V’s story mode, which will continue to function.

Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire

Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3

Online services for these two games will also come to an end on September 16th. Again, this has no impact on the campaign mode for both games.

This was a long time coming given Rockstar stopped releasing further GTA Online DLC content for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, back in 2015.

Players also won’t be able to transfer any GTA Online progression to newer consoles and Rockstar confirmed this stating “There is no feature available to transfer character data or progress from those platforms. All website stat tracking for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 via the Rockstar Games Social Club will also be removed.”

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