Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition continues to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. Just one week after the highly-anticipated remasters released everywhere, Rockstar Games promised the originals would eventually be available on PC in an effort to calm angry fans. The Red Dead Redemption developer released a statement acknowledging that “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.” Some players, however, are taking matters into their own hands. GTA Trilogy modders are working together to fix the game.
According to Gamespot, a bevy of issues that range from bizarre typos to immersion-breaking bugs have plagued all three GTA titles. But, as we already know, not all heroes wear capes; some just need a comfy chair to sit in and a mouse and keyboard. You can find some projects on NexusMods.
“Better Rain,” by Instanity666, is precisely what it sounds like. It fixes any visually-jarring downpours that are currently in the game. GTA 3’s opening, for example, is particularly disorienting to watch/sit through. Another mod, called “Make Los Santos Great Again,” uses the vibrant color schemes that the PS2 port of San Andreas is known for. There’s also heavier fog for more realism.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is again available through the Rockstar Games Launcher for play and purchase. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to improve and update overall performance as we move forward: https://t.co/hAfEKqYS3o
— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 15, 2021
The downside is that these mods are only supported on PC, so console players will be stuck with the faulty Definitive Edition until Rockstar starts rolling out patches and hotfixes. A support tweet from last week (seen above) stated, “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to improve and update overall performance as we move forward.”
What’s your experience with the GTA Trilogy been like? Are there any issues that you’d like to see remedied? Let us know in the comments below!