In the realm of remasters for newer hardware, fans continue to find some of their favorite games spoiled by the decisions made for current systems. For Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, it is an odd situation to say the least. While the core of the game stands to be essentially what the originals are, there are several caveats that stand in the way of how you remember these games.
Elements such as the rain effect in the game which circles around the player: while fairly arbitrary, the way this was pursued does drastically impact how you perceive the game and makes it difficult to look at the screen sometimes. The same can be said for the fog which is now entirely absent revealing the entire map for games with no borders.
Of course, players continue to be vocal on the state of this bundle and Rockstar Games responds to the matter. The firm shares it will be ushering fixes in future updates and goes on to share the original versions will return to the Rockstar Launcher for PC.
The Grand Theft Auto series — and the games that make up this iconic trilogy — are as special to us as we know they are to fans around the world. The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect.
We have ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward. With each planned update, the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be. A new Title Update is on the way in the coming days for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition that will address a number of issues. We will update everyone as soon as it is live.
Rockstar Games also remarks on users harassing developers of the port and states, “We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.” The decision to revert the original trilogy back to Rockstar Launcher is active, it is to remain until June 2022, the company explains.
“While one of the goals of the Definitive Editions was to allow players to enjoy these games on modern platforms for many years to come, we also understand that some of you would still like to have the previous classic versions available for purchase.”
Are you surprised with the response from Rockstar Games?
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, on November 11, 2021; listed for Android, and iOS.
Source: Rockstar Games