Rockstar Games has issued an apology for the “unexpected technical issues” that players have encountered in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition since launch.
Admitting that the games did not release in a state that meets their own standards of quality let alone that which fans have come to expect, the publisher explained that a Title Update will be made available “in the coming days” that will start a roadmap of multiple updates that will improve each game to eventually “reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.” However, no timeline has been given as to how long that process will take.
“We want to provide an update regarding the unexpected technical issues that came to light as part of the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition,” Rockstar Games shared in an update.
“Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games.
“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.
“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.
“In the meantime, it pains us to mention that we are hearing reports of members of the development teams being harassed on social media. We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.
“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.
“We will be adding the classic PC versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand 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.
“Once again, we’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we work through these updates to ensure these games meet everyone’s justifiably high standards.”
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, with a physical version to hit retailers worldwide on 7th December 2021.