Rockstar pulling the plug on GTA Online updates for last gen

GTA OnlineWith the recent announcement of new modes and features making their way to GTA Online next week, it was noted that these updates wouldn’t be appearing on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of the game. This doesn’t mean the servers will go offline any time soon, but new content will be lacking in future.

The new Freemode Events will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 15th, bringing with it some game modes which will take place within free roam, adding more fun and hectic gameplay to an already fun online game (with friends!). This kind of back end power requirement would be too much for last generation consoles to handle, therefore will be avoiding the platforms.

The Rockstar Editor is also making its way to consoles as previously stated, which will be a somewhat watered down version of the PC version, but will still include features such as audio and sound effect libraries, Snapmatic integration and other bits and pieces.

gta onlineIn a previous Q&A, dating back to May, Rockstar said of the last gen consoles and their performance issues:

“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.”

That brings us the our next question. If there is any single player DLC, will it hit last gen consoles, or is there no single player GTA DLC to come at all?

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