The launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC is proving to be a complete disaster. This week the title was put on sale through the Rockstar Games Launcher, but a few hours later Rockstar Games deactivated the client and prevented its users from running the title. He also removed the game from the store. After 12 hours the service is operational again, but the GTA III trilogy is still inaccessible.
“The Rockstar Games Launcher is back online,” says Rockstar Games in a message. “However, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will remain unavailable to play or purchase as we are working on removing some data files that were inadvertently included in new versions of these games. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to have the correct versions of the working games for everyone as soon as possible. ”
Those files “inadvertently included” that Rockstar Games talks about are no small thing. Some users have practiced data mining and have come across various surprises hidden among the files for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, including raw code with developer feedback. Thanks to this we now know that Prawn Island, a small neighborhood located on an island in Vice City, is known internally as Porn Island.
Users also claim to have found files related to Hot Coffee , content that was disabled prior to the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas but which a programmer managed to unlock. At one point in the game, one of the protagonist’s possible girlfriends invites him to have coffee, a euphemism for having sex. If the player accepts, the camera focuses on the house and gives us to understand the sexual relationship. With the Hot Coffee mod installed, the disabled content is accessed and a 3D animation of the sexual relationship is seen. GTA Trilogy Updates Its Track List With Missing Pieces
Hot Coffee was a major headache for Rockstar Games, as the release of this content changed the ESRB rating of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from Mature (age 17) to Adults Only. As a result, the company was forced to withdraw the game from stores and release a new version to regain the Mature rating. This caused a drop in the company’s shares and some investors filed a lawsuit. The case was settled with a $ 20 million settlement .
Among the data from Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition have also been found music tracks in Ogg Vorbis format that have been disabled due to not having the license.
The consequence of this chaotic and disastrous release is that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is not playable on PC right now. Whoever wants to return the game to get their money back can do so as long as they have not played for more than two hours. Rockstar Games has not said when the retired game will be back on sale and available.