After nearly eight years of support from Rockstar, GTA Online is being taken down, but just on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Starting on December 16, 2021, players will no longer be able to access their GTA Online characters on those platforms.
If you’ve been playing GTA Online on an Xbox 360 or PS3 exclusively, this news is especially bad, as there is no way to transfer your character to modern platforms. In a post detailing the shutdown of online services for multiple games, Rockstar said that “There is no feature available to transfer character data or progress from those platforms. All website stat tracking for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 via the Rockstar Games Social Club will also be removed.”
It’s just as well that players who have spent cash on shark cards for their Xbox 360 or PS3 characters won’t be able to get a refund. “Virtual currency and virtual goods purchases are platform-specific and cannot be refunded or transferred,” according to Rockstar.