Released in 2013, GTA V remains timeless. On Twitch, the GTA RP version is on the rise and attracts more and more viewers. However, in the age of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, Rockstar Games decides to turn a page. As of December 16, 2021, PS3 and Xbox 360 players will no longer have access to online servers. It also heralds the end of multiplayer as well as access to the Rockstar Games Social Club.
This decision only affects multiplayer, if you want to play story mode on PS3 you can continue to do so. Rockstar seems to want to focus more on next-gen consoles, and plans to launch optimized versions of GTA V and GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S this November. Note that PS5 players will be able to take advantage of 3 free months to access GTA Online.
Rockstar Games turns a page
Grand Theft Auto is not the only franchise to pass this milestone. Rockstar Games will do the same with Max Payne 3 and LA Noire starting September 16. Either way, the wait for GTA VI is starting to get long. Some even go so far as to launch completely insane challenges to spice up GTA V a little. Lately, UnNameD has managed to finish the game in 9 hours without suffering the slightest damage. Namely, the ultimate record is 6 hours and 37 minutes.
Regarding GTA VI, several rumors evoked the possibility that the game will be released in 2023, for the 10th anniversary of GTA V. However, Jason Schreier, reporter at Bloomberg, believes that the game will be released well after this date. In other words, we are not about to discover the new universe that Rockstar has concocted for us. While for many a return to Vice City (Miami) is the safest route, others believe that an extension of Vice City to the Caribbean could also be likely. The latest rumor to date evokes a completely different track, since GTA VI could take place in the heart of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro …