It’s no secret that GTA Trilogy has had several reports of bugs and technical issues. Reported problems include poorly remade character models, frame rate issues, and in-game rain effects that make it hard to see. Other controversies include the Nintendo Switch port being particularly bad, and the PC port being pulled. Obviously, many fans who were excited about the remasters of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas have been bitterly disappointed and have shared their feelings and experiences.
However, Rockstar Games have been made aware of these issues. It’s been hard to ignore, with fans expressing their disappointment. In response to players’ feedback, they have released an official statement addressing fans’ concerns. They sincerely apologized for the issues players have encountered in the three games. Rockstar pledged that they would address the technical issues in each of the games in the trilogy, to ensure they meet their usual standard of quality.
Continuing their statement, Rockstar announced that a new update was coming for all three games. This update should address many of the issues GTA Trilogy players have encountered. A new update, Update 1.02, has since been released, which fixes many issues in all three games across all platforms.
Rockstar also mentioned that several members of their development team have been harassed on social media. It seems that many outraged players haven’t been shy in expressing their anger. Rockstar politely requested that the community stay respectful and civil while the issues are sorted. As frustrating as a heavily-buggy game is, players should stay patient and let Rockstar fix the issues that have been affecting them playing the games.
On an additional note, Rockstar said they were aware that GTA players wished to play the classic PC ports of the three games. The original ports were taken down in preparation for the release of the Definitive Edition. Fortunately, this action is soon to be reversed. Rockstar revealed that they would be adding the classic PC versions of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas to the official Rockstar Store as a bundle. They also added that everyone who bought the GTA Trilogy on PC through the Rockstar Store will receive the classic versions of the three games for free. This offer lasts until June 30, 2022.
Although the release of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition hasn’t got off to the best start, it’s good news that Rockstar Games are aware of the issues and are vowing to address them, already releasing their first update. Rockstar is one of the top games companies, with games such as Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne being hugely popular. Hopefully, once the issues have been addressed, the games in the GTA Trilogy will turn out to be as great as the original classics.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is now available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, PS4/5, and Nintendo Switch for your regional pricing.