Saturday, November 20, 2021
Rockstar Games has issued an apology for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, which has been plagued with technical shortcomings, bugs, and visual oddities since releasing last week.
“Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games,” Rockstar said in a statement. “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."
For the collection, which bundles Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, developer and Rockstar subsidiary Grove Street Games rebuilt the PS2 and original Xbox era games, using new assets and modernised controls that bring it in line with GTA V. However, the results have been less than desirable, and for many, GTA: The Trilogy has proved a huge disappointment. Missing music from the soundtrack doesn't help much either. Indeed, we said as much in our review, but Rockstar has plans to patch the games (don't expect missing music to be restored, though).“We have ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward,” the company adds. “With each planned update, the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.”
Rockstar notes that developers have been harassed on social media following the launch of GTA: The Trilogy, and asks that the community “maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.” In the meantime, the PC versions of the original GTA games have been returned to digital storefronts for purchase, having been removed.
Title Update v1.02 has also rolled out for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, addressing a laundry list of issues, including incorrect textures, characters in cut-scenes, clipping, audio lines, and other mission-specific bugs and overall issues with all three games. You can consult the complete list of changes here.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Title Update 1.02 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One https://t.co/YXCdnh6rKl— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 20, 2021
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Title Update 1.02 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One https://t.co/YXCdnh6rKl
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and you can see the differences between the remastered games and the originals in our comparison video below.
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