Rockstar is a company that has for the most part achieved near-constant success and extraordinary sales. However, as you no doubt know, the recent launch Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Ultimate Edition has been met with many criticisms that will surely hit Rockstar and the Grove Street Games development team.
Rockstar publisheda note from the Rockstar Games team‘responding to criticism and apologizing for the project’s problems. He suggests there will be a plan for several updates to bring games to a higher level of quality, the first of which is expected in the coming days for “all versions” of the game.
First, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered problems playing these games.
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 classics have not been released in a state that meets our own quality standards or the standards that our fans have come to expect.
We have plans to fix technical issues and improve every game in the future. With every planned update, the games will reach the level of quality they deserve.
In the coming days, there will be a new update for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which will address a number of issues. We will update everyone as soon as this is posted.
Hopefully the first patch fixes some of the worst issues like game crashes, mission failures, and the possibly highly unpopular rain effect, but we’ll see what the patch notes reveal. As for the Switch version, we were very critical of its performance in our review, while Digital Foundry’s initial analysis described the Switch port as “a big mess.”
The Rockstar update also goes back to the previous removal of the original versions of the game. as… The original PC versions will return to the Rockstar Store as a bundle, and owners of the updated trilogy will receive the bundle for free via the store’s launcher (until June 30, 2022). However, there is no suggestion that the original versions will return to other stores.
Additionally, Rockstar asked players to remain polite and constructive in their feedback, as it highlights that members of the development team have been harassed online.
In the meantime, it pains us to mention that we hear reports of harassment of members of development groups on social media. We kindly ask our community to maintain a polite and polite discussion of this release while we work on these issues.
It will be interesting to see how the first update plays out, although of course more substantial improvements are likely to take more work and time. We hope the Switch version will see significant growth in the coming days and weeks.