Rockstar Brings Back GTA Original Trilogy After Fan Outrage


by in General | Nov, 23rd 2021

It’s been about a week since the GTA Trilogy remasters have been released, and the game’s horrible quality has caught a lot of ire from the fans. Players complain about the game’s horrible controls, huge glitches, missing music, and “upgraded graphics” that make them look even worse compared to the original titles. Rockstar has seen the brunt of the controversy, and the final nail in the coffin for the players who have stood by the developer’s side during this fiasco have noticed that the original versions of the game have been removed to make way for the remasters.

Even PC players have had an issue with the game as well, which eventually caused the shutdown of the Rockstar Launcher, preventing PC Players from even playing anything else on the launcher. With all this in mind, it’s certain that Rockstar isn’t happy with how the game’s turned out, at least, that’s what they’re saying in the blog post talking about the game. They’ve also stated that they’re going to reinstate the original trilogy on the launcher to make up for the failures of the definitive edition.

Rockstar’s Response To the Poor Quality of the GTA Trilogy


Posted on their official website for the game, Rockstar had this to say about the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition: “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.”

They mention that they’re looking into fixing the title, and bringing it up to the quality that fans have come to expect from the series. They also stated that the first of plenty of title updates for the game will going to include some fixes that fans have been asking for since the launch of the game a week ago. “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 life.”

GTA Trilogy PC Screenshot 3
Rockstar has gotten a lot of flack for the look of the updated character models

Rockstar also mentioned that they’ve been receiving reports of developers online being harassed by the fans, and implore players to retain civil discourse, as while the game didn’t turn out the way that it should have, that doesn’t condone going after people on the development team. They realize that some players would want the original versions of the games to be brought to the launcher, despite the fact that they removed them. They don’t apologize for this in their post, but they acknowledge that they did do something the fans didn’t want them to do in the first place.

However, there’s still something that they did say that is a win for owners of the definitive trilogy. “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.”

Players will be able to play the original trilogy at no extra cost, which is a win for a lot of people who didn’t get the chance to purchase the original games. However, if the trilogy did turn out the way fans expected this wouldn’t have happened, and the original titles would have been lost forever, or in the event that they were brought back, they wouldn’t be given to the owners of the definitive trilogy for free.

Regardless, it seems that there are going to be some fixes coming soon for these remasters of the original trilogy, and while the game didn’t turn out the way that fans had expected it to, it’s good to know that Rockstar is doing something about it so quickly.

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