Rockstar apologizes for state of Grand Theft Auto trilogy, promises an update is on the way


The classic PC versions will also go back on sale on the Rockstar Store

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition launched last week, and has not had a grand reception. Following a poor response to the collection’s technical state and issues with its availability, Rockstar has issued an apology and update for the “unexpected technical issues” in the Grand Theft Auto trilogy.

In a Rockstar Games blog post, the company says it wants to “sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games.” Rockstar acknowledges that the updated versions of Grand Theft Auto IIIVice City, and San Andreas did not meet its standards of quality that fans expect from Rockstar.

The publisher says a new Title Update will arrive in the coming days for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy that will address “a number of issues,” and they will update everyone as soon as it’s live. Rockstar also says more planned updates will be on the way, with each one improving the games and reaching the level of quality they “deserve to be.”

Additionally, Rockstar addressed the fact that it had taken down the “classic” versions of these games ahead of the trilogy’s launch. The PC classic versions of Grand Theft Auto IIIVice City, and San Andreas will be put back on the Rockstar Store as a bundle “shortly.” Everyone who purchased the PC version of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy from the Rockstar Store, from now through June 30, 2022 will also receive these classic versions for free.

As detailed in our review of the trilogy, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is presently a pretty lackluster version of these classic games. We’ll see whether further updates can rectify these issues. But at least the classic versions are going back up, albeit on the Rockstar Store, and in the wake of many mods going down.