GTA Trilogy’s supposed definitive release was a disaster swarming with bugs and stubborn mistakes in-game. Rockstar Games and developer Grove Street Games have since apologized after the premature release, admitting that the classic games did not launch in a state that meets their standards of quality. In an attempt to patch up the inconsistencies, they released an update that will fix the visual bugs in the remasters.
The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is the anticipated remaster compilation of three action-adventure games in the series. The bundle includes GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. Its initial release on November 11, however, quickly became a subject of criticism for some meme-worthy problems.
Aside from stability, the games had some funny mistakes — like the rain appearing indoors and CJ’s face obscuring the camera. Quite a few misspellings on texture art and signages have also marred the experience for other players. Title update 1.03 will fix the games’ notable issues on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
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GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition 1.03 Notes
Here are the highlights of GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition 1.03 update. You can find the full patch notes on Rockstar Games’ website.
General – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
- Stability improvements
- Added the cinematic camera through the camera modes in the game
- Fixed a number of misspellings on texture art/signage
- Fixed a number of instances where rain would appear indoors during cutscenes
GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition Roadbumps
The 1.03 update on GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition is not the last update, Rockstar Games hinted in their press release. According to the video game publisher, they plan to address the technical issues through a series of updates until “the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.”
The release dates for the physical versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition have changed.
Xbox Series X / Xbox One and PS4 will now release on December 17. The Nintendo Switch version is coming in early 2022.
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— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 30, 2021
But aside from technical issues, the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition is also cursed with delays. Although smartphone users can already enjoy the base games, they have to wait for the Android and iOS versions of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition until the first half of 2022. The physical release of the trilogy on XBOX and PlayStation was also put back on December 17. That is 10 days later than the initial plan.
As compensation, Rockstar Games will add the classic versions of GTA Trilogy to your Rockstar Games Launcher library at no additional cost if you purchase the definitive edition until June 30, 2022.
About GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition:
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is the bundle remake of three classic GTA games. It comprises GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas. This game pack brings the genre-defining titles to the modern platforms with across-the-board enhancements on controls, graphics, and resolution textures.