Grand Theft Auto V launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in September of 2013. GTA Online didn’t work right away, but it was available well near launch.
Well, we’re almost at the two year anniversary of the older generation of GTA Online, and Rockstar has some news regarding their support for the aging platforms. Next week’s Freemode Events update will not be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of GTA Online. In fact, Rockstar won’t be updating the 360 or PS3 versions of GTA Online at all moving forward.
Rockstar warned of their eventual cease of last generation console support way back in May.
We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. 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. 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. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.
Have you moved up to the PC or new generation of consoles version of GTA Online yet? What do you think of this news?