Grand Theft Auto Online will shut down on PS3 and Xbox 360 this year

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Farewell to Arms

Rockstar has announced that it is putting plans in motion to close down the online elements of its PS3 and Xbox 360 catalog. The chaotic multiplayer world of GTA Online — Rockstar’s biggest cash cow — will cease activity on the seventh-gen platforms from December 16.

The publisher will stop selling in-game currency for GTA Online on PS3 and Xbox 360 from September 16. Rockstar has also made it clear that cannot transfer their characters to current-gen platforms. Stat-tracking will also end on these platforms, though the GTA V story mode will remain playable.

Additionally, on September 16, Rockstar will also be switching off the servers for 2011 murder mystery title L.A. Noire, as well as 2012’s lead-spewing shooter Max Payne 3.