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No More Major Updates For The PS3 And 360 Versions of GTA V

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The wall has finally been hit: Rockstar warned that soon they would no longer be able to add the latest updates to the last-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V due to the aging technology involved, and that time has come.

Rockstar says they were barely able to squeeze in both Ill-Gotten Gains updates this summer, and the next update — which adds the Rockstar Editor to consoles — will not apply to the Playstation 3 and XBox 360 versions of GTA V. Another feature, Freemode events, will add new things for players to do without leaving the standard open-world….and like Rockstar Editor, it can’t be added to last-gen consoles.

As design director Imran Sarwar told IGN, “The primary technical reason is the memory capacity for the older systems. We are constantly adding new items to the game with each update and we began approaching the memory limits after the first year of GTA Online content.” They’ve tried some stopgap measures since then, but now nothing else can be done. “We can’t make any more meaningful updates without putting the stability of the entire online game at risk.”

If you’re still playing GTA V on a last-gen system, it sounds like now would be the time to upgrade. Microsoft has lowered the price of the XBox One since its launch, but we’re still waiting for Sony to blink on lowering the bill for the Playstation 4.

Rockstar will continue to issue upgrades for the last-gen versions of GTA V, but they will be bug fixes and little more.

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