Plagued from the beginning with several meme-worthy bugs, glitches and performance issues, there’s no doubt that this has been a messy launch for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, even as Rockstar has been selling on PC. Removed the game from and took it down. Its Games Launcher. This, at least, has now been undone.
The game publishing giant has revealed in an official tweet that the collection is once again available through its Rockstar Games Launcher, which allows it to play the title for people who have already purchased it, and who don’t want to go ahead and buy it. is … if they dare.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is again available to play and purchase through the Rockstar Games Launcher. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we’re working to improve and update overall performance as we move forward: https://t.co/hAfEKqYS3oNovember 15, 2021
As found earlier Tweet From Rockstar, the reason Games Launcher was down (and more specifically, why it happened alongside the trilogy’s launch) was that its team needed to “remove files that were unintentionally included in these versions”.
Although not explicitly stated by the developer, these files are reported (as previously covered by Video Game Chronicle). As well as the controversial and sexually explicit Hot Coffee mini-game.
All of these offending files were disabled from appearing within the game when played, but were still easily accessible to dataminers and anyone wanting to dive into the PC version’s code.
Not only did this mean that the game was unavailable to play or purchase for the past few days, but with Rockstar Games Launcher for some time, PC gamers also could not play other titles from the developer during this window.
Rockstar also mentioned in its latest tweet that it is “working to improve and update the overall performance”, and although this may be seen as a light at the end of the tunnel, we can’t help it. But realize that the train has completely derailed. Forum…
Opinion: It’s Available, But Don’t Buy It
GTA Trilogy launches on November 11th for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch consoles as well as PC and even PS4 and Xbox One, though the gamers experience across all platforms has been far from ideal.
The collection includes ‘remastered’ versions of three seminal titles from the Grand Theft Auto franchise – GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas – but users and critics alike have criticized the ‘definitive edition’ as an insult. has been banned. classic game.
This is due to a number of bugs, questionable re-modeling and re-texturing implementations, and performance issues – even on current-gen consoles like the XSX and PS5.
As we discussed in this opinion piece, the Nintendo Switch release was particularly bad, and we’ve covered why we’re better than this messy remaster of GTA 3 in detail, as well.
We’re tentatively hopeful that Rockstar is heeding all these complaints and that its promise to improve the performance of this collection will eventually give the trilogy the love it deserves, but in the meantime we suggest you don’t buy it .
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