GTA Online going offline for millions of Windows 7 and 8 users next year

Rockstar has announced that support for GTA Online on older PCs will end in January, although that doesn’t have anything to do with GTA 6.

GTA 5 didn’t get to 185 million copies sold by only being popular on one format. In fact, it’s achieved the seemingly impossible by remaining one of the top selling games of its generation… for three generations in a row.

All good things do come to an end though and while there’s still no real hint as to when GTA 6 might be revealed, Rockstar has already stopped support for GTA Online on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And now they’re planning to do the same for Windows 7 and 8.

Number1TailzFan232d ago

Windows 7 was a great OS TBH, up there with XP. 98 was quite decent too.

I skipped 8 and went straight to 10 as soon as it released, I know there's 11 but I haven't tried it, and AFAIK there's another one due as well? So much for 10 being the last OS with frequent updates. I don't get the point in Windows 11 if 12 (or whatever they'll call it) will replace it so soon.

Snookies12230d ago

I hated having to leave behind Windows 7. Windows 10 has been decent though. Can't really complain too much. Definitely not a fan of 11. I keep refusing the "free" upgrade Windows keeps trying to shove down my throat lol.

amielucha231d ago

Great news! I'm looking forward to playing GTA Online offline.


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gold_drake32d ago

i think the only real loss is GTAV

OtterX31d ago

I think everyone and their sister owns the game by now. They likely want to squeeze the rest of the holdouts before GTAVI releases.

Profchaos31d ago

That game comes and goes from subscriptions so frequently I think it's expected now. Like rdr2 on gamepass Rockstar Games only last a max of 3 months On a service

MrBaskerville31d ago

Talos Principle is the real loss.

BanginTunes31d ago

Facts that game is good as fuck I'm playing through 2 now, very underrated

Huey_My_D_Long31d ago

indivisible was pretty neat. Cute artstyle, fun throwback to older RPGs, shame its leaving but it is on sale often

shinoff218331d ago

Definitely. I e joyed what I played of it. Still gotta grab the physical at some point

Petebloodyonion31d ago

I'm not surprised by GTA V removal, Rockstar never allows this game to stay long on a subscription service.
They usually allow 4 to 6 months.

lodossrage31d ago

Yeah, they do that routinely with both GTA and Red Dead.

But it's because they know they can still sell them so they take them off and on to these sub services in cycle.

The weird thing to me is why is anyone still buying those games at this point? You would think after 3 generations of being sold GTA 5 that everyone and their momma would have it by now

RNTody31d ago

I fail to see how the loss of an almost 11 year old game that released across 3 generations is in any way a problem.

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