GTA Online Servers Are Shutting Down for PS3 and Xbox 360

After eight years, Rockstar Games is shutting down the servers for GTA Online for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The news comes as the developer gears up for the release of Grand Theft Auto V on the next generation. Story mode on the PS3 and Xbox 360 will not be impacted.

GTA Online Servers Are Shutting Down for PS3 and Xbox 360 coverGrand Theft Auto V Online will be shutting down for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on December 16th, Rockstar has confirmed.

Alongside the shutting of the servers on the 16th December, website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social club will also close. 

Shark Cards – Grand Theft Auto V’s micro-transactions will not be available to purchase in-game on the PS3 and Xbox 360 from the 15th of September.

In a blog post, Rockstar Games said:

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.   

Despite the shutting of servers on the seventh generation of consoles, Rockstar has reiterated there will be no impact on the story mode. Players enjoying Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s adventure will be able to continue.

Grand Theft Auto V - Coming to New Generation Consoles

Grand Theft Auto V was first released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in September 2013. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version released in November 2014, a PC port followed in March 2015. Later this year, the eight-year-old title will be re-released again, this time for the Xbox Series X, S and PS5.

In February 2021, Rockstar announced during an investor’s call GTA V had sold over 140 million copies worldwide.

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