The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online will shut down later this year developer Rockstar Games revealed in a post on its site. This won’t impact the GTA 5 single-player story mode but will ensure that PS3 and Xbox 360 players of its online component, imaginatively titled as GTA Online won’t be able to access it. Shark Cash Cards for GTA Online will no longer be sold for the PS3 and Xbox 360 game after September 15, 2021.
Rockstar detailed that this is because it’s allocating its resources towards continued support of GTA 5 and GTA Online on PS4 and Xbox One as well as gearing up for the upcoming enhanced release of both titles on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Along with this, stat tracking through the Rockstar Games Social Club for other games from the company on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be shuttered as well from September 16, 2021. These include:
- Website stat tracking, online multiplayer, and leaderboards for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Max Payne 3
- Website stat tracking for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of L.A. Noire
“All these changes will have no impact on access or progress in Story Mode for any of these titles on either platform,” says Rockstar Games in its post.
Previously it was discovered that Rockstar Games is ramping up the staff in its India studio. Rockstar India’s careers listings show around 40 job openings. The listing was spotted on Rockstar India’s careers page by business analyst Roberto Serrano on Twitter. The Indian studio is primarily responsible for support on games like Red Dead Redemption 2, and older games like L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3.