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Rockstar Issues Official Apology For Grand Theft Auto Trilogy

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In a bid to keep buyers hooked to the recently released car crash of events, Rockstar has made promises to patch up Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition and, as a way to soften the blow ever so slightly, hand out the downgraded collection of games free of charge via Rockstar’s game launcher.

Of course, it comes as no surprise for most, seeing Rockstar leap into action to defend Grove Street Games and its chain of inadequate remasters. After all, Grand Theft Auto was, and still very much is its heftiest cash cow, and in no way an expendable part that can be discarded at will. So, as a way to tone down the fury, the publisher has decided to bring back the classic trilogy — at least until the definitive editions are all patched up.

“Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games,” Rockstar wrote in an update. “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.”

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Trailer

Not the revival we had in mind

Since the collection launched on November 11, players have logged upwards of thousands of complaints to Rockstar, from game crashes to visual bugs, corrupt audio to missing files. And to add salt to the wound, various modders around the world have already started fixing the bundle in an attempt to save Rockstar’s skin.

“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,” the post said. “We will be adding the classic PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IIIGrand 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.”

So, what do you make of this? Are you content with a downgraded collection for the time being? Has Rockstar dropped down in your books at all? Let us know over on our socials here.