Rockstar Delayed Physical Edition Release Dates of GTA Trilogy

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Rockstar Delayed Physical Edition

The physical release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch has been postponed by Rockstar.

Rockstar has revealed that the physical release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy will be delayed to various dates, as disclosed by the studio on Twitter. While this update means the game will now be released on Xbox platforms and PS4 on December 17, it’s bad news for Switch fans, who will now have to wait until early 2022 to get their hands on it.

The physical versions of the game will be delayed following a tumultuous digital release of the iconic trio’s remasters. Fans who have played the three games included in the remastered bundle (GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas) have reported a variety of issues, including initial difficulty with the game launching on PC, as well as a slew of graphic flaws and performance issues across several platforms.

Rockstar Delayed Physical Edition Release Dates of GTA Trilogy

“New features are slight and only partially implemented, visuals are mixed, performance is inconsistent at best, some content is missing, and bugs and glitches abound. In its existing state, this collection of three classic GTA games is far from being considered definitive; it’s defective, disappointing, and surprisingly disrespectful to both the legacy of the games themselves and their many legions of fans.”

Since the game’s initial release, Rockstar has published patches for all three titles, addressing bugs such as the notorious rain effect in the remasters, a number of typos found by gamers throughout the three games, and texture degradation in San Andreas. Along with the game’s first big patch, Rockstar has issued an apology to fans on its website for the game’s launch state.

“Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games,” from Rockstar’s apolozy statement.

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“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,” the statement continues before discussing its plans to address issues with the games.

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