Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is available on both older and current-gen consoles. This also applies to the game’s GTA Online mode. So far updates issued to GTA Online have been applied to pretty much all the platforms that the mode is available on, but moving forward it looks like that will no longer be the case, or at least it will be limited in some way.
This was confirmed in a blog post on Rockstar’s website in which the developers confirmed that some features in the upcoming update, which includes Freemode Events, will not make it onto last-gen consoles. Rockstar notes that this is something that they’ve warned gamers about in the past, but in case you missed it, here it is.
According to Rockstar, “As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting.”
However this does not mean that future patches or updates will skip the Xbox 360 or PS3 entirely. Rockstar states that they will keep trying to squeeze as much content as possible onto older consoles, but as they said earlier, there will come a point in which the older console’s hardware will no longer be able to support it.