Developer Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto Online and website stats tracking through the Rockstar Games Social Club will be shutting down on December 16, 2021 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. These consoles were released in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and were long abandoned to make way for newer, more powerful generations of consoles.
Rockstar added that Shark Cash Cards, which facilitate in-game purchases, will no longer be sold for these platforms after September 15, 2021.
It should be mentioned that these changes will have no impact on entering or progressing in the story mode of Grand Theft Auto V.
Website stats tracking will also be phasing out for Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Max Payne 3 and LA Noire on September 16, 2021.
Grand Theft Auto V made its debut in September 2013, with the rollout of GTA Online a month later. Both have been a resounding success, with GTA V currently being the second best-selling video game of all time. Last month, Rockstar sold 145 million copies of GTA V.
Some even believe that the game’s resistance prompted Rockstar to delay the launch of a sequel.