That’s a delay of only 10 days, but it’s worth noting in case anybody was looking to pick it up next week. You’ll have to wait just a tad longer to get your boxed copy. No reasoning for the small push back has been offered, and is likely just a logistical issue. There’s the suggestion Rockstar wanted to put an improved version of the trilogy on discs, but the physical copies will have been in production for a while at this point.
The publisher announced it on Twitter, saying that the PS4 physical edition will now be released on December 17th
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition was released digitally in early November in a disastrous state, providing plenty of fodder for online mockery as the supposed remasters of the classic Grand Theft Auto trilogy — Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — were instead plagued by a slew of visual and performance issues.
Since then, Rockstar Games has apologised for the launch and stated that it will continue to deliver updates until the games “meet the level of excellence they deserve.” The good news is that it appears that this process has begun.