It appears Rockstar Games is changing up its Social Club system, ahead of GTA 6's full reveal.
Yesterday, November 20, sleuthing GTA 5 community members began noticing some changes to the game's website. Specifically, all mention of of GTA Online's 'Social Club' was taken down from the website, replaced merely with the Rockstar Games logo, as catalogued in the screenshots below.
Rockstar has updated the main site & Socialclubhttps://t.co/T2D43Bqcxg pic.twitter.com/g4Og1aHvS0November 20, 2023
In the lower of the two tweets just below, it seems the removal of the Social Club branding is a very deliberate move from Rockstar. All mentions of the feature have now been removed, and make mention of only Rockstar Games in its place - seemingly confirming the Social Club is set for some sort of change.
All Social Club branding all gone too, now replaced with the Rockstar logo on the sign in page.Also removed on the front page. https://t.co/1gWNAO2S4l pic.twitter.com/pzNh7uYdpENovember 21, 2023
Whether the Social Club is going away entirely, or will just be replaced by another online service, isn't entirely clear just yet. Rockstar hasn't even commented on the changes publicly at the time of writing, so the only information we have right now is whatever the GTA community has managed to dig up.
However, it'd be remiss not to mention the timing of these changes ahead of GTA 6's eventual reveal next month in December. Rockstar acknowledged the sequel in a series of messages from creative lead Dan Houser earlier this month in November, pledging to reveal a trailer for the new game the following month.
It could be that Rockstar will unveil a new Social Club-like feature alongside, or shortly after, GTA 6's reveal next month. The SocialRead more on gamesradar.com