GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is back on PC with new upgrades after being removed from the Rockstar Launcher.
Following the public uproar over its removal, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been re-released on the Rockstar Launcher with new upgrades, allowing PC fans to play all three remastered games once more. The long-awaited GTA trilogy remaster was released last week on consoles and PC, allowing fans to relive the iconic PS2-era games with new graphic refinements and gameplay on modern systems. Unfortunately, the Rockstar Launcher fell shortly after its release. The PC edition of the GTA trilogy remaster was also pulled down, angering many fans who returned the collection because the game was removed from libraries without permission.
While the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was thought to have been removed from the launcher due to major technical issues and bugs that plagued all three games, Rockstar recently confirmed a theory that the remaster was taken down on PC because certain files were accidentally left in the final version of GTA: The Definitive Edition. Multiple song tracks that had previously been removed owing to licencing concerns, as well as an uncompiled version of the mission scripts from all three games and Rockstar development notes, were among them. Additionally, throughout the game’s production, remarks from the developers were discovered that contained numerous off-putting internal jokes.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now officially available on the Rockstar Launcher for PC players to play or purchase, according to an official announcement on Twitter by Rockstar Games. Rockstar says they’re striving to improve the collection’s general performance in the future and apologises for the inconvenience. Though no other details are provided then a customer care link for questions, it has been reported that the game has been updated. Videotech_, a Twitter user and RockstarINTEL reporter shared a screenshot of the Rockstar Launcher, including a 4 GB patch file for the GTA trilogy remaster. Although there is no changelog for the update, the reporter claims that performance and graphics concerns have been addressed.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is again available through the Rockstar Games Launcher for play and purchase. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to improve and update overall performance as we move forward: https://t.co/hAfEKqYS3o
— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 15, 2021
GTA Trilogy is now back on the Rockstar Games Launcher with updates – finally… pic.twitter.com/Pkuddl5OAK
— Ben (@videotech_) November 14, 2021
SINCE ITS DEBUT, the GTA trilogy remasters have been the subject of social media ridicule, with numerous problems and rushed development infuriating eager fans who expected more from a well-known company like Rockstar Games. Unfortunately, its status is so poor that some enraged fans have gone to even greater lengths to express their displeasure. After a lengthy review bombing by disgruntled users, the GTA trilogy remake has a Metacritic score of 0.5, making it one of the worst-received games of 2021.
PC gamers can play or buy Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition to relive all three groundbreaking sandbox games in a remastered version. Despite the collection’s overall poor performance, which ended Rockstar’s record of faultless games, the creators have promised to improve the remasters of their legendary open-world franchise so that players may expect more exciting news in the future.
The Definitive Edition of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is currently available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. In H1 2022, it will be released separately for iOS and Android.