GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition: Rockstar apologizes

The original versions of the titles that make up Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition are considered by many to be legendary games. This is why the announcement of the release of remastered versions of these three games immediately raised immense expectations. The catch is that the compilation came out in a less than satisfactory state. Today, Rockstar Games is trying to fix the mess.

Rockstar Games has therefore just apologized for the state in which GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition was released. In a message posted on its official website, the American publisher has therefore admitted its wrongs. And he promises that the situation will work out:

We want to give news regarding the unexpected technical issues that were revealed during the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

First of all, we want to sincerely apologize to anyone who has encountered any issues while playing these games.

The Grand Theft Auto series, and the games that make up this iconic trilogy, are as precious to us as they are to fans around the world. The updated versions of these classic games were not released in a condition worthy of our quality standards. Or the standards that our fans have learned to expect from our games.

We have a strategy in place that will allow us to address technical issues and improve every game from now on. Each update will bring games to the level of quality they deserve.

An update will arrive in the coming days in all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The latter will address a number of issues. We will let everyone know when it goes live.

GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition improvements

For Rockstar, discontent does not justify everything

Some player reactions to GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition bugs were amused. Others were much more vocal. And if Rockstar is to be believed, some players have overstepped the bounds of what’s tolerable. He therefore takes advantage of his message to ask GTA fans not to attack the developers:

In the meantime, we regret having to mention that cases of harassment on the social networks of members of the development teams have been brought to our attention. We humbly ask our community to remain courteous about this product as we work to resolve these issues.

The publisher ends his apologies by indicating that he will be releasing the original PC versions of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas on the Rockstar Store. And he adds that people who buy GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition on PC by June 30, 2022 will be able to download these original versions for free.

A deliberately sloppy GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition?

In the hours following the release of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, messages presenting his problems abounded on social networks. The latter showed various situations. Situations ranging from collision bug to disastrous rain management. By way of a more than doubtful modeling of certain characters.

The facts make it at first glance complicated to believe in the sincerity of Rockstar Games. Indeed, the publisher did not unveil gameplay videos of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition before its release. And he sent the game to the press at the very last moment. With the added bonus of an embargo on tests set for the game’s release date.

These elements suggest that the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary was aware of the state in which the games were. The publisher probably didn’t want to miss the crucial end of the year period. And he certainly thought to himself that it is more interesting for him to ask forgiveness and to promise patches. Rather than delaying the release of the compilation to give it more development time.

The popularity of GTA games is such that it is possible to imagine that this bad buzz will ultimately not leave indelible traces. The apology move does not, however, work indefinitely. Rockstar is therefore going to have to act very cautiously in the future.

What do you think of these excuses? Do you think Rockstar was unaware of the state of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition prior to its release? Did you get this compilation? If so, did you encounter any problems during the game? Tell us all in the comments below.