The famous American company Rockstar Games has announced its decision to permanently shut down the cult action Grand Theft Auto 5.
The developers of one of the most popular games of our time GTA V made an announcement that disappointed some of the action fans. The Rockstar Games representatives have announced, that the support of GTA 5 now consumes too much effort and resources, and so they are forced to close the game’s servers. They decided to turn them off at the end of the year – on December 16, 2021. Together with the servers, they will close Rockstar Games Social Club website with statistics. However, this decision will not affect all players. Rockstar Games will turn off Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Mode servers for Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.
The creators of GTA 5 clarified that the single-player mode will continue to be available for users of these consoles, according to Gamebomb.ru. They will lose only access to statistics and online mode. In addition, internal game currency cards Shark will be removed from sale even earlier – September 15, 2021. After that day the statistics will also cease to be taken into account. The developers have admitted that they are forced to take this step. Support for GTA V has become more difficult as the developers continue to develop the online mode for PC, Xbox One and PS4. In addition, they are preparing to launch an improved version of GTA 5 on Xbox Series X|S and PS5, which will also be online. Fans believe that this could also be related to the start of GTA 6 development.
GTA 5 Enhanced Edition will be released on November 11 on Xbox Series X|S and PS5. The developers promise not only improved graphics but also enhanced gameplay features. They have not yet disclosed the details of the new edition. Insiders also say that Rockstar Games has already started the development of GTA 6, but the official announcement has not been made.