It’s been nearly eight years since Rockstar’s popular GTA Online started up on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Well, it’s finally shutting down on these platforms. Starting on December 16, 2021, players will no longer be able to access their GTA Online characters on these consoles.
If you’ve been playing GTA Online on an Xbox 360 or PS3 exclusively, this news might be a big issue for you, as there is no way to transfer your character to modern platforms. In a post that details the shutdown, Rockstar said, “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.”
Players who have spent cash on shark cards for their Xbox 360 or PS3 won’t be able to get refunds. Virtual currency and virtual goods purchases are platform-specific and cannot be refunded or transferred,” as clarified by Rockstar.
Along with the online services for GTA V, Rockstar will also be slashing online support for L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. This means the multiplayer for Max Payne 3 will be taken offline. But for both, access to “website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club” will no longer be available. These features will be gone on September 16, 2021.
While the online services for these three titles are being taken down, their single-player will be unaffected.
In other GTA Online news, the game will be getting a full standalone release later this year. There is also going to be a next-gen port arriving to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 in November of this year.