Rockstar Games has apologised for the technical issues surrounding the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition over the last week.
In a post on their website, the studio gave 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.”
The studio says it has “ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward” to allow the games to “reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.” In the first instance, this will include a title update in the next few days on all formats that will address a number of issues. Rockstar say they’ll detail that update when it goes live.
In the meantime, Rockstar say they’ve heard player requests to return the classic PC versions of the three Grand Theft Auto games in the trilogy to online stores. To that end, they say they will return the original versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to the Rockstar Store in the coming days. These will be free to existing owners and anyone who buys the Definitive Edition on the store before June 30, 2022 for no extra cost.
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The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition launched last week on all the usual formats. You can check out our Josh’s verdict on the collection over here.
An update regarding the unexpected technical issues with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. https://t.co/YP4pkOLQmG pic.twitter.com/AsfYPuMI0d
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 19, 2021