Rockstar Apologizes For GTA Trilogy The Definitive Edition Launch Issues

Rockstar Games has issued an apology following the underwhelming launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy The Definitive Edition. The studio acknowledged that the trilogy failed to meet the expectations of the fans and said that they were themselves not too pleased by the end result. Rockstar also said they have plans to fix various bugs and issues, and vowed to reach the quality level everybody anticipated.

The trilogy included three of the most iconic GTA titles: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It was said that the trilogy would bring improved textures, lighting, weather, and gameplay-related enhancements such as improved controls. But it rather ended up in a buggy state. The trilogy had sprawling issues, which ranged from visuals to the game's physics, which was noticeably worse than the original games.

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Despite the rocky start, the studio said they have various ongoing plans to address all the shortcomings. The first title update 1.02 is already live, fixing many major issues across all three games. The update improves character models during cutscenes and also fixes the odd-looking rain effect in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You can read the full patch notes on the Rockstar support page. Players can expect more title updates and patches, which will improve the general quality of the game.

Rockstar also said that the classic versions of each game will be listed back in the Rockstar Store, and will be available for free to those who have purchased the latest trilogy Speaking about the future plans, Rockstar said,

We have ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward. With each planned update, the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be. A new Title Update is on the way in the coming days for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition that will address a number of issues. We will update everyone as soon as it is live.

Rockstar also mentioned about the various hateful messages and harassment developers are receiving over the poor launch. While it is okay to express general disappointment through constructive feedback and discussion, targeting developers with uncivil comments are inappropriate. We hope the future updates will bring the trilogy closer to what we anticipated while ensuring the well-being of the developers.

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