GTA: The Trilogy, Rockstar apologizes with a gift and releases the first update

GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is one of those cases – now more and more common – of flop successfull. That is, products that collect the trust of the public, sell very well, and yet prove to be useless or almost: the case that made the most noise in the last calendar year is certainly that of Cyberpiunk 2077, while the disappointment linked to eFootbal 2022 is mitigated by the fact that it is a free title.

That entrusted to Grove Street Games, it had to be, in intentions and facts, a celebratory operation that honored the memory of three fundamental games for the history of the franchise and the videogame medium, preserving their original character and renewing their technical aspect: the result , as we know and as we have also explained to you in our review, it was instead a disaster on all fronts.

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When things turn out like this, with the community in revolt and the game that is still stamped by a sonante 0,5 / on Metacritic, the options are few: you have to apologize, and also send a signal that really the game is not done for, and there is still time to change it. And Rockstar Games did exactly that, apologizing and acknowledging that “ updated versions of these classics have not been launched in a state that meets our quality standards, or the standards our fans have come to expect “.

The promise , of course, is to improve the title by dint of updates . The first step in this direction has already been there, with the release of the first update: the list of corrections is very large (you can consult it in its entirety by following this link), testifying more to how deeply the work is compromised and lame than to how much has actually been put back on track. And in fact on Twitter many respond ironically to the announcement of the update by publishing images and videos that show the persistence of numerous bugs: this was to be expected.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Title Update 1. 02 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and Xbox One

– Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 20, 2021


A problem with games that cannot really be solved, for example, is the one related to the “plasticky” graphic style that replaced the their original appearance. For this reason the software house has decided to add soon, in bundle with the Trilogy on the Rockstar Store, the original versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . In short, a way to further profit even in the midst of the storm.

In addition, all those who have bought or will buy until 30 June 2022 Gran Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC (the version that has the most difficult history of all, having been withdrawn from the market) from the Rockstar Store, will receive this additional content for free in the Rockstar Games Launcher library.

Finally, Rockstar also took the opportunity to ask the community for a less aggressive attitude: “ In the meantime, it pains us to receive reports from harassed development team members on social media. We would kindly ask our community to maintain a respectful and civilized dialogue around this release as you work I love about these issues “.

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