Rockstar Games announced that they will be shutting down the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of their insane hit Grand Theft Auto Online. If you’re a GTA Online gamer who’s rocking Los Santos on these platforms, mark December 16 as the last day you can log in.
The shutdown also means that stats tracking for those versions of the game will also be gone from Rockstar Games Social Club. Additionally, Shark Cash Cards will no longer be sold for PS3 and Xbox 360 after September 15th. Faq In this regard explains that players will not be able to transfer the progress of the character to the current versions of GTA Online before the shutdown, because such a feature does not exist. You also cannot transfer or refund currency / virtual goods, as these are platform specific. Rockstar points out that the shutdown will not impact players’ ability to play Grand Theft Auto V story mode or their existing progression.
In the Rockstar news wire blog postThe publisher explains that the move is related to the company’s increased focus on updating and supporting the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA Online. Rockstar is also busy preparing for the launch of the improved versions of GTA V and GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S this fall.
Additionally, website stats tracking for PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Max Payne 3 and LA Noire will also cease on September 16. Rockstar is also shutting down online multiplayer and leaderboards for these versions of Max Payne 3. Again, this will not affect players. ability to play story modes in either version of these games.
It marks the end of an era in a way. GTA Online debuted on PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2013, serving as the launch pad for the mode’s meteoric rise. I don’t know how active the player bases on these platforms are at this point, but it’s still a bummer to see an online service shutting down.
What do you think of the closure of GTA Online on PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as the news related to Max Payne 3 and LA Noire? Share your thoughts and memories in the comments!
[Source: Rockstar Newswire]