Rockstar has pulled Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Version from sale on PC, seemingly because of ongoing points with its Rockstar Video games Launcher service that render it unplayable.
At time of writing, the PC model of the remastered GTA Trilogy just isn’t in the stores on Rockstar’s web site. Those that did purchase the sport on PC are unable to play it, because the Rockstar Video games Launcher – which is required to play the gathering – has been offline for round 15 hours.
Just some hours after the discharge of the gathering, Rockstar’s support Twitter account defined, “Providers for the Rockstar Video games Launcher and supported titles are quickly offline for upkeep. Providers will return as quickly as upkeep is accomplished.” Which means that GTA Trilogy, in addition to video games like GTA 5 and Purple Useless Redemption 2 can’t be performed on PC proper now.
14 hours later, the account provided an update, saying solely, “We thanks on your persistence and understanding as we proceed to work on restoring providers for the Rockstar Video games Launcher and supported titles.”
It isn’t clear what has precipitated the necessity for upkeep or how lengthy that upkeep will take, and Rockstar hasn’t formally confirmed that the sport has been pulled from sale due to the downtime. We have now contacted Rockstar for remark.
As you would possibly count on, the response has not been good, with gamers left upset that their new assortment of single-player video games are rendered unplayable by a problem with a separate program:
I feel @RockstarGames made the case right this moment for 2 issues
1) Simply put your sport on Steamn
2) Tying a SINGLEPLAYER sport to a web based launcher is past silly.
You dropped so many balls right this moment Rockstar. I have been a fan for thus lengthy, however I discover it exhausting to defend this stage of fail.
— Kreyg (@Kreyg) November 12, 2021
The Rockstar Video games Launcher was up lengthy sufficient to take my cash, however now I am unable to play the GTA Trilogy as a result of their providers are down lol pic.twitter.com/PZigmdit1F
— Candy Lu (@LCMendez) November 11, 2021
I feel it is about time for Rockstar to shift again to Steam. The Rockstar Video games Launcher has been down for practically 10 hours and I am unable to entry the video games that I paid for.
Pissed off about this all…
— Ben (@videotech_) November 12, 2021
We’ve not but been in a position to assessment the GTA Trilogy, as a result of Rockstar did not ship codes forward of launch – you’ll be able to seemingly count on our verdict subsequent week.
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