Rockstar ends GTA Online content updates for PS3 and Xbox 360

first_imgGrand Theft Auto Online launched for PS3 and Xbox 360 owners nearly two years ago on October 1, 2013. Since then, the online portion of GTA V has seen regular updates and highly anticipated new features and modes added, such as Heists. However, that has all come to an end, as Rockstar confirmed no more updates will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online.This isn’t news that should surprise gamers. Rockstar has always said it would offer updates on last gen hardware until it became impossible to do so. The PS3 and 360 have much lower limits on memory, and even with many optimizations it has not been possible to use any more game assets or scripts on the older hardware platforms.The first casualty of this fact is the forthcoming Freemode Events, which count as the largest content injection to the game since Heists. PS4 , Xbox One, and PC players will get that update on September 15, but the older consoles will not.To be clear, GTA Online isn’t going to stop working. Rockstar will continue to support it on Xbox 360 and PS3. It’s just that you won’t be able to access new content from now on. For some, that’s fine, but for others it may be the excuse they’ve been waiting for to invest in the latest generation of hardware. The price of GTA V has dropped, albeit only slightly on PS4 and Xbox One. There’s bound to be a number of used copies available, too.last_img

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