December 3, 2021

GTA Trilogy returns to PC as Rockstar guarantees efficiency fixes

It’s been a fairly wild journey for house owners of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Version on PC. Shortly after the sport launched final week, Rockstar pulled each it and the Rockstar Video games Launcher offline. Whereas the Launcher got here again a day later, the sport was down for a lot of the weekend. The PC model is again now, however there’s nonetheless a whole lot of work left to be performed on the sport throughout all platforms.

GTA Trilogy and the story to date

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Version launched on varied platforms on November eleventh. Sadly, later that day, Rockstar took each the PC model of the sport and the Rockstar Video games Launcher offline for upkeep, and the Launcher was offline for greater than a day. This was notably problematic as a result of a lot of Rockstar’s fashionable PC video games depend on the Launcher to operate, even those who aren’t offered straight by Rockstar.

Which means Steam variations of GTA On-line and Purple Useless Redemption 2 have been inaccessible whereas the Rockstar Video games Launcher was offline. On the similar time this was taking place, Rockstar stopped promoting the PC model of the GTA Trilogy, eradicating the itemizing for it from its web site.

Initially, Rockstar didn’t clarify why the GTA Trilogy had been faraway from sale, however because the weekend was getting underway, the corporate’s assist account revealed one other tweet saying that it was working to “take away recordsdata unintentionally included in these variations.” This was revealed because the Rockstar Video games Launcher got here again on-line for PC customers. Now the PC model of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Version is playable as soon as extra for individuals who already personal it and obtainable for buy from Rockstar’s web site for individuals who don’t.

Nonetheless an extended method to go

Should you have been planning to purchase the GTA Trilogy on PC, you may need to pump the brakes and maintain off for now though the sport is up on the market once more. Ever since launch, customers throughout all platforms have reported varied points with the sport, from remastered character fashions which are shockingly dangerous in some instances to efficiency issues.

These points appear to exist within the GTA Trilogy whatever the platform, and it’s led to abysmally low consumer evaluation scores on Metacritic. Each model of the GTA Trilogy has a consumer rating beneath 1.0 on Metacritic on the time of this writing, with the Xbox One model sporting the bottom at 0.4.

That, as you may think, isn’t nice, however within the tweet saying the PC model’s return, Rockstar additionally says that it’s “working to enhance and replace total efficiency as we transfer ahead.” There aren’t any concrete particulars on when Rockstar plans to ship an replace to the GTA Trilogy, however judging by among the replies to that tweet, there’s quite a bit to repair. We’ll replace you when Rockstar shares extra, however for now, it is perhaps a good suggestion to place the GTA Trilogy down and spend time with different video games as we wait on the corporate to start out pushing out fixes.

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