Grand Theft Auto V is one of two games that have survived the most number of console generations. Debuting first with the PS3 and Xbox 360, it will also be on the PS5 and Xbox Series X come November of this year. With that, Rockstar Games is shutting down the servers for its multiplayer portion, GTA Online, for the older consoles.
The company made the announcement via its own website. In it, Rockstar says that this means all forms of online functionality will be shut down. This means no more stat trackers and leaderboards, not even the ability to buy these games, or their premium currency, on the old consoles.
GTA Online for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Will Shut Down on December 16, 2021
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 16, 2021
All this will be done in phases. First to go down will be the purchase of the premium currency, Shark Cash Cards, starting 15 September. Then comes the turn of GTA Online itself, as well as stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, On 16 December.
Incidentally, the Rockstar Games Social Club features for two other games will also be shut down, but on 16 September. These are Max Payne 3 and LA Noire, but only on the aforementioned ageing consoles. None of these will affect the singleplayer components of any of these games.