While Rockstar have let it be known that they won’t be adding content to Grand Theft Auto for previous generation consoles, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be patches released for them. This was confirmed today with some improvements to the anti-cheat system as well as general bug fixes.
Today Rockstar have revealed Grand Theft Auto 5 update 1.29 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the release notes stating:
- Contains a range of updates to anti-cheat measures and additional bug fixes.
While it doesn’t give much detail on what the bug fixes are it does show that Rockstar are continuing to support the games, though the newer content for Grand Theft Auto Online such as the Freemode Events update that was previously released won’t be coming to the consoles.
As with many other games like Call of Duty, there has been a move away from the previous generation consoles as the requirements for the latest content can’t be met by the aging hardware. As there are still many players on these consoles though it is good to see that Rockstar are still giving support to the game, and also fighting against cheating which can ruin some gamers enjoyment of the game.
It will be interesting to see how long Rockstar will support Grand Theft Auto 5 and the online service when their focus is now on the current generation consoles. There will obviously come a time when focus will move to the future beyond Grand Theft Auto 5 and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will have to be left behind.
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