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Rockstar to stop GTA Online update support for Xbox 360 and PS3

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Rockstar Games has announced it is ceasing support for GTA Online updates on Xbox 360 and PS3.

It's the end of the line for GTA Online on last-gen consoles, as Rockstar Games just announced it will no longer release updates on the platforms for the multiplayer portion of GTA 5.

The announcement of major changes coming to Grand Theft Online on September 15 also revealed that support for the older consoles is about to stop.

That means new additions such as Freemode Events will not be coming to Xbox 360 or PS3. This is due to the older hardware not being able to support such new features.

"As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting," said Rockstar Games.

“We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall."

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Of course that doesn't mean that you won't be able to play GTA Online on either the PS3 or Xbox 360 though. It just means you won't get any new features from this point onwards.

Rockstar has confirmed it has no plans to shut down either of the Xbox 360 or PS3 servers for GTA Online just yet.

john halka

September 14, 2015, 10:01 pm

Consoles are very nice but the new HD pc graphics are beautiful maybe worth checking out with a 100 gigs or more mem no problems pc's have improved leaps and bounds.It pays to upgrade to a new vitual pc more power and great graphics a hp envy can be had online for about 500 bucks and will be good for years ahead and you can upgrade everything just a thought from a gamer.

Cliff

October 15, 2015, 8:43 am

I agree with you because this GTA V and mention no dlc's it's put me off consoles for future gaming at moment i'm on ps3 that i play GTA V and i have got ready for xmess 2 quad pc's 2.50ghz, and 2.83 ghz 4gb rams and 1 gig gfx gpucards in them for me and my partner who also plays video games think we start using steam get games from that and dvd rom games even if gfx cards dont match recommendations games least you can optimize gfx settings to match your gfx cards normal to low spec can play new gen games get all dlc's like on GTA's :) to be honest wish never bought this GTA V since heard about no dlc's like on some consoles. was 360 and ps3 that made gta v huge. hopefully gta v install on me pc's get couple joypads for pc even steering wheels.
start looking into some steam games.

MR.SAVAGE

January 24, 2016, 7:50 am

Man fuck rockstar for not updating ps3 or xbox 360 anymore not everyone can have the no ps4 or xbox 1.

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