Rockstar Games Apologizes for GTA Trilogy Launch

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Rockstar Games Apologizes for GTA Trilogy Launch

November 19, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams


Rockstar Games has apologized for the state of the GTA Trilogy at launch, promising to fix the problems in the coming months and returning the classic GTA games to the Rockstore Store for a period.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition was officially announced a little over a month ago. Unfortunately, the game ended up being pulled from sale due to the inclusion of missing music and developer comments in code. The game finally returned to the Rockstore Store roughly a week ago, but the many technical issues with the game are still a problem -- and Rockstar Games has outlined what it's going to do to fix the problem.

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How Rockstar Games Will Fix the GTA Trilogy

Rockstar Games has issued an official apology due to the poor state of the GTA Trilogy at launch, stating that it didn't meet its own standards of quality.


"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," read a portion of the statement. "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."

In the immediate future, Rockstar Games is launching a Title Update in the coming days for "all versions" of the game. This will be the first step in its ongoing plans to make the GTA Trilogy what fans were expecting, but that's not all they're doing.

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Classic GTA Games Are Coming Back to Rockstar Store

In addition to the promised GTA Trilogy fixes, Rockstar Games will be bringing back the classic GTA games to the Rockstar Store -- and current owners of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition are going to get them for free.

"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," Rockstar Games' statement continued. "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."

Unfortunately, there's not yet any word on when these games will return to Steam. For now, you can buy Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for PC and consoles at the price of $59.99 or your regional equivalent -- but it might be better to wait a while.


What do you think of the state of the GTA Trilogy at launch? Do you think Rockstar Games should have delayed the launch? Let us know in the comments below!

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