Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

In a detailed explanation on the in-house Newswire page, Rockstar Games not only provided an update on the technical problems of the recently released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, but also apologized again for the condition with which the Games collection went on sale.

As it says there, the modernized versions of these classics were not released in a condition that met the company’s own quality standards – or the standard that fans expect. There are plans to address the problems and continuously improve the condition of the titles until they reach the quality they deserve.

At the same time, however, they also asked to be respectful of the developers on social media, which were probably approached rather nastily by disappointed fans.

Finally, it was confirmed that the originals for the PC would be made available again as a bundle in the Rockstar Store and that all buyers of the Definitive Edition trilogy would be placed in the games library of the Rockstar Games Launcher at no additional cost.

Below is the original statement from Rockstar Games:

Hi everyone,

We want to provide an update regarding the unexpected technical issues that came to light as part of the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games.

The Grand Theft Auto series — and the games that make up this iconic trilogy — are as special to us as we know they are to fans around the world. The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect.

We have ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward. With each planned update, the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.

A new Title Update is on the way in the coming days for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition that will address a number of issues. We will update everyone as soon as it is live.

In the meantime, it pains us to mention that we are hearing reports of members of the development teams being harassed on social media. We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.

While one of the goals of the Definitive Editions was to allow players to enjoy these games on modern platforms for many years to come, we also understand that some of you would still like to have the previous classic versions available for purchase.

We will be adding the classic PC versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas back to the Rockstar Store shortly as a bundle. Additionally, everyone who has purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC from the Rockstar Store through June 30, 2022, will receive these classic versions in their Rockstar Games Launcher library at no additional cost. We will update everyone as soon as these are back in the Rockstar Store.

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we work through these updates to ensure these games meet everyone’s justifiably high standards.

Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition was released on November 11, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Switch.

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