Rockstar, what’s happening? But for real, now. Rockstar Games, the company that’s known for making amazing video games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Max Payne, and Bully now delayed the physical release of Grant Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
The Definitive Edition, a game bundle consisting of remastered versions of GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas was released on November 11 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The bundle was available on Rockstar Launcher, and the games couldn’t be bought separately. That caused some negative feedback because Rockstar is selling the whole bundle for $60, and many fans don’t think that’s worthy for a remaster of games that were originally released almost 20 years ago. Still, upon the official announcement, many fans were happy that they’ll revisit Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas.
But upon release – problems! The Definitive Edition didn’t meet the expectations. Fans and reviewers called it a half-done cash grab. Numerous bugs and other problems were noticed in the game, and some PC players couldn’t even start the games. Many fans started asking for refunds, Rockstar issued an official apology, and returned the original versions of the games, which were removed prior to the Definitive Edition’s release, on their Launcher. But, the damage was done. Rockstar released two patch updates for all the platforms that fixed a lot of bugs and glitches, but fans still agree that Rockstar didn’t do much justice to the GTA franchise with this stunt.
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Rockstar initially announced that the bundle will be released physically on December 7, but now they moved it to December 17. So, if you preordered the bundle so that you can take it into your hands and add it to your game collection (like I did), that means 10 more days of waiting for you. On the other hand, by the time we get our hands on the physical edition of the bundle, those patch updates that Rockstar released so far could mean that we’ll get slightly better games than players who bought them on the launch day.
Rockstar confirmed the news on its Twitter account.