Two years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar Games has announced that on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, there’ll be no more updates, and will reach its end-of-life in terms of support.
Yesterday Rockstar Games announced a massive update coming to GTA Online that’s set to bring a ton of Freemode activities to the online multiplayer version of Grand Theft Auto V. The update is pretty substantial and also brings with it the release of the Rockstar Editor on consoles. Unfortunately for some, this is just limited to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
This is of course due to the older hardware being unable to support the new features, something Rockstar Games has noted before today. They explained the news in a blog post:
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.
Rockstar has confirmed that GTA Online for older consoles will remain online and has no plans to shut down the service’s servers yet. It just won’t be receiving any content updates.