Rockstar Games will shut down the Grand Theft Auto Online servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, including website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, on the 16th of December 2021. In turn, this will put an end to the multiplayer mode.
The company will offer the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Shark Cards for GTA Online until the 15th of September 2021. Still, buyers will not be eligible for a refund nor transfer digital currencies or virtual items to other platforms.
With the release of PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V, players were able to transfer their character data and progress to another console or platform. However, Rockstar Games ended this type of support for online players.
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These changes will affect the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online exclusively. The Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode, in turn, will remain unaffected.
Rockstar Games will also shut down website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club and other features for select PS3 and Xbox 360 titles. This includes website stat tracking, online multiplayer, and leaderboards for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Max Payne 3, and website stat tracking for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of L.A. Noire.
Grand Theft Auto 5, originally launched as a PS3 and Xbox 360 game back in 2013, has witnessed some significant updates over the years. The game has reached tremendous success on the PS4 and Xbox One. This fall, Rockstar Games will launch the new expanded and enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Therefore, players can continue their online escapades by upgrading to either the PS4/XBO or the PS5/XSX versions.