Rockstar to shut down Xbox 360, PS3 servers for GTA Online later this year
Rockstar has announced that it will be shutting down the servers for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Grand Theft Auto Online on December 16th, 2021.
GTA Online originally launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 1st, 2013. Rockstar attributed the shut down to the continuing updates for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. Additionally, the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions are launching on November 11th.
“We’d like to thank the GTA Online community for their continued support, and look forward to seeing players continue their journey in Los Santos with us on new platforms,” Rockstar said.
Players can still purchase Shark Cards for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions until September 15th. Grand Theft Auto V‘s story mode will remain available on those consoles.
GTA Online isn’t the only game that Rockstar is shutting down. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Max Payne 3 are losing website stat tracking, online multiplayer, and leaderboards on September 16th. The same goes for website stat tracking for L.A. Noire on those consoles.