GTA Trilogy Still Out As Devs Remove ‘Unintentionally Included’ Files

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition Seems to Be Faulty Across All Platforms

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is off to a rocky start. Developer Rockstar Games has confirmed that they have decided to pull the game’s PC version so they could remove game files that were not supposed to be there in the first place.

When Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition launched on Thursday, dataminers came across what they referred to as a “holy grail” of game files that included all the music that was taken down from San Andreas and Vice City because of expired licenses. Apparently, the music that was supposedly removed are still present in the game—the game is simply choosing not to play them.

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In addition to unlicensed music, the uncovered game files reportedly also include full game scripts with developer notes, and even files that Grand Theft Auto fans claim to be associated with the infamous San Andreas sex mini game called Hot Coffee.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is unavailable to play or purchase as we remove files unintentionally included in these versions,” Rockstar confirmed. “We are sorry for the disruption and hope to have correct ones up soon.”

So far, the GTA Trilogy has been unavailable on PC for almost two days. The Rockstar PC games launcher is back online—following a 24-hour downtime—but, unfortunately, the game’s Definitive Edition remains locked out. 

Players are asking for refunds as the backlash intensifies. Apparently, console users are having problems with the game, too. It looks like GTA Trilogy has a multitude of graphical issues, bus and progression crashes across all platforms.

The game freezes in San Andreas on Xbox Series X every time I restart a mission checkpoint,” one Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy player wrote. “It loads the game but I cannot move my character.

It is worth noting that the cries for refunds do not fall on deaf ears. GTA Trilogy devs have been responding to those who have refund requests. They are directing affected players to their support website and instructing them to submit a web ticket.

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