The Rockstar Games store made Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy-Definitive Edition unavailable the day it was launched. The Trilogy comes with the remastered versions GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas. It was supposed to be available on November 11, but it has been unavailable due to maintenance issues.
Rockstar Games Launcher now online. However, GTA: Trilogy - Definitive Edition cannot be purchased or played as we have removed files that were not intended to be included in these versions. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and will make the necessary corrections as soon as possible. https://t.co/NiMNXUKCVh -- Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 13, 2021
Rockstar Support posted a tweet saying the remastered bundle was "unavailable for purchase or play" and that it removes "files not intended in these versions." Rockstar also stated that they have banned anyone who managed to get copies of the games from being played. Rockstar removed the older versions of these games from its website, along with Steam, before the release of the remastered trilogy.
The launch of the three remastered titles was a disaster. Rockstar's Games Launcher was down on Thursday for "maintenance", rendering the remastered trilogy inaccessible. It also made Rockstar's entire game lineup, store, downloads, cloud, and cloud unusable for more than a day. Rockstar restored service to its Games Launcher, and other services, last night.
Early reviews of GTA Trilogy - Definitive edition are not promising. GTA: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is being criticized by reviewers for having bugs and glitches that mainly affect the graphics. Twitter users shared their experiences, and they aren't happy with the results. The game is filled with bugs and glitches, including blinding white drops, spelling mistakes, and funky characters.
The Verge reached Rockstar Games to request comment, but did not receive a response. Despite not being available for PC, the games can still be purchased on Rockstar Games Store for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Series X/S and the Nintendo Switch.