The original versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas will be relisted on the Rockstar launcher as a bundle “shortly”. If you purchased the new Trilogy – or you pick it up before June 30, 2022 – you will receive this bundle for free. There is no word on whether the games will come back to Steam or other PC storefronts.
The Definitive Edition of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is now available, and as much as I dislike making too many qualitative remarks about a game in a news piece, there’s no way around it. It’s a disaster. The “unexpected technical flaws” afflicting the remastered open-world games have been updated by Rockstar. Patches will be released soon, and the originals will be relisted on PC, but in the interim, Rockstar requests that you refrain from harassing the creators.
A title update is set to launch “in the coming days” for the Trilogy that will “address a number of issues”. Rockstar plans to continue with additional updates until the games “reach the level of quality that they deserve to be”.
Rockstar adds in the announcement: “In the meantime, it pains us to mention that we are hearing reports of members of the development teams being harassed on social media. We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.”