Rockstar has announced that they will be shutting down their online services for several PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 titles including Grand Theft Auto Online.
Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shut down on December 16, 2021. Shark Cash Cards will no longer be sold on those platforms after September 15, 2021. Players will still be able to enjoy Grand Theft Auto V’s Story Mode even after the shutdown.
Rockstar also announced that website stat tracking, online multiplayer, and leaderboards for Max Payne 3 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shut down on September 16. Website stat tracking for L.A. Noire on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will also be shut down on September 16. The Story Mode’s will continue to be playable in both games.
It’s sad to see online modes shut down but it seemed like it would only be a matter of time. Grand Theft Auto Online will still be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as in the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions that are launching in holiday 2021.