GTA Trilogy was pulled due to “unintentionally included” files

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The launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was supposed to be a contented occasion celebrating the remasters of three of the most effective open-world video games ever made, however shortly after that launch the Rockstar Games Launcher went down and GTA Trilogy PC was pulled from sale – which is seemingly due to “unintentionally included” files that will have been songs.

The remastered Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas – was launched yesterday and issues didn’t go very properly in any respect for the PC model. Aside from elevating eyebrows due to these PS2 video games having greater system necessities than final 12 months’s Red Dead Redemption 2, the Rockstar Games Launcher – which the remastered trilogy is unique to after Rockstar pulled the originals from Steam – went down instantly and was offline for a day.

At the identical time, Rockstar additionally pulled the GTA Trilogy PC model from sale with out rationalization – which it now says is as a result of it’s eradicating “files unintentionally included in these versions”.

These files may very well be unused songs within the game’s soundtrack, which dataminer Ash_735 on Twitter (thanks, VGC) claims to have discovered within the trilogy’s files. According to Ash, a number of tracks that have been minimize from the older video games due to licence expiration are apparently nonetheless within the game, simply disabled – corresponding to the complete authentic music checklist for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

We’ve reached out to Rockstar to make clear its assertion and can replace this publish if we hear something again. Hopefully it may well keep away from one other Hot Coffee scenario – the place it received into hassle for leaving a bunch of files it shouldn’t have in GTA: San Andreas.