The Definitive Edition of Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – consisting of GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas – was released earlier this month on Rockstar Games Launcher, and physical copies will be available next month. But, after trying it out, Rockstar fans are more furious than ever and they want their money back.
Maybe we’re wrong, but it seems like Rockstar is lazier than ever. Eight years have passed since the latest Grand Theft Auto game – GTA 5, and three years since their latest major game – Red Dead Redemption 2. Both games are considered as some of the best games of all time, but it seems now that Rockstar has based their business only on milking GTA and Red Dead Online.
Rockstar tried to keep the fans calm by releasing the remastered versions of three legendary games – GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas – in the so-called Definitive Edition, but it seems like they only poured more fuel on the fire. Maybe you remember, when PlayStation 5 was officially revealed last year, Rockstar thought it would be a good idea to re-re-release the same trailer they released back when they first announced GTA 5. That trailer is currently one of the most disliked videos on Rockstar’s official YouTube channel.
Fans aren’t satisfied with given remastered versions at all. Many are criticizing the graphics that look too cartoonish, fans have discovered numerous bugs in all three games, and many pointed out that you can’t see a bloody thing while it’s raining in the games, especially at night. What’s worse, Rockstar removed the old versions of the games from their Launcher, so if you didn’t buy older games before they were removed, there it goes. The Definitive Edition cost $60, which wouldn’t be much if Rockstar did what it does best, but considering how The Definitive Edition turned out to be a huge waste, many fans are now asking for refunds.
GTA 5, which was released in 2013 and grossed over $6 billion, which makes it the best-selling entertainment product of all time, but even with all that money and such a huge fanbase, Rockstar isn’t giving any signs that we could get some new major game any time soon. Rockstar is seriously running out of excuses.
According to some reports, Grand Theft Auto 6, the most anticipated unannounced game in history, is in development hell ever since Dan Houser, writer of every GTA and Red Dead Redemption game, left the company in 2020. Rockstar reportedly restarted the development of the game and considering how much time and resources are needed to make a GTA game nowadays, we’ll be happy if we get a new GTA during this decade.