Last week, Rockstar launched the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy, which is a remastered bundle of the three most influential games in history. Then the Rockstar Games Launcher went offline and the game was off the shelves. The transmitter restarted late on Friday, but the trilogy is still unusable.
We reported on this last week and talked to data miners. They believe that the real problem with Trilogy is the existence of unlicensed music tracks and developer comments in the code. There is another suggestion that PC Gamer cannot independently confirm at the time of writing this article, The infamous hot coffee file can be found there.
Rockstar’s official account Subsequently confirmed The trilogy “cannot be played or purchased because we deleted files that were inadvertently included in these versions”. It has now resumed sales, probably because the problematic materials have been removed.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy-The Definitive Edition can once again be played and purchased through the Rockstar Games Launcher. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, and strive to improve and update the overall performance as we move forward: https://t.co/hAfEKqYS3oNovember 15, 2021
This is very embarrassing for Rockstar, a publisher with a reputation for polishing and the highest production value so far. The release of its flagship game, making it a reality game, being in such a bad state at least shows that the project is seriously lacking in oversight.
The fun may not stop there. The question is whether shipping the game with a bunch of unlicensed documents will become a legal issue. “In short, yes, I think they will run into trouble even if access is restricted,” the commercial lawyer Richard Hogg of Hogg’s Law tell us. “They (probably) don’t have the right to distribute these songs. Now, in fact, you have to do something important to make them work. possible Yes [at] At least a partial defense of the full legal claim, but what we are really talking about here is that the content holder is upset before anyone goes to court. In this case, I think publishers have every reason to worry. “
In other words: this may not end in court (at least in terms of music), but Rockstar may have to work behind closed doors.
The release of the GTA trilogy seems to stay in the news for a while, because these files are only part of its dilemma. The quality of the port seems to be extremely poor, some people call it a mess, and features such as rain have strange implementations that can make the game more or less unplayable. The trilogy may be re-released, but it will take a while to be considered worthy of the game it should bring back to life.