GTA 5 will no longer be available on Windows 7 and 8

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 2, 2023

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Rockstar has announced that GTA 5 and some other games would no longer be available for those who are still running Windows 7 and 8. 

Earlier in 2023, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 and 8, and its implications for the gaming industry are finally being realized. Rockstar games that are still running on older versions of Windows will no longer be supported, including the fan-favorite GTA 5

Taking to their website, Rockstar announced that it will no longer officially support Windows 7 and 8 operating systems beginning January 30, 2024.

“To prevent any future interruptions of service and ensure continued access to the latest platform features, we recommend Windows 7 and 8 users upgrade to a supported operating system as soon as possible,” Rockstar said in a Q&A on November 1.

Rockstar ends support for GTA 5 on Windows 7

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This was long overdue considering Microsoft no longer supports outdated Windows. With GTA 6 on the horizon, it only makes sense for Rockstar to move forward. It’s worth noting that this change will also be reflected in other Rockstar games as well. All titles compatible with Rockstar Games Launcher will become unavailable. 

Here are the games currently on Rockstar Games Launcher: 

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto – The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Max Payne 3
  • L.A. Noire
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition

Those who still want to enjoy these titles are advised to upgrade their Windows and get the latest one. Players still have plenty of time to play these games on their old operating systems and prepare to upgrade. 

The support for the titles mentioned above will end on January 30, 2024. So, the end of support is still two months away.