Rockstar Games is giving away a bonus PC game or virtual currency on the Rockstar Games Launcher after the disastrous launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Rockstar acknowledged the controversy surrounding the Definitive Edition’s release and subsequent removal from its platform, promising future updates to address the collection’s ongoing technical issues and improve its performance.
The classic versions of the GTA trilogy have also returned to the Rockstar Launcher, and PC players who purchased the Definitive Edition through the launcher will receive them for free until June 30, 2022.
Last month, the long-awaited GTA trilogy remaster was released on consoles and PC, a month after its initial rousing announcement in October. The remastered collection gives modern gamers access to Rockstar’s universally regarded PS2-era classics, which have been enhanced and improved.
Unfortunately, fans have continued to criticize the GTA trilogy due to a slew of game-breaking bugs and performance concerns, which were exacerbated by the Rockstar Games Launcher crashing immediately after the remastered trilogy’s release. The PC version of the Definitive Edition was then removed, enraging many players who immediately demanded refunds for the GTA collection.
As part of its Holiday Sale Bonus Offer, Rockstar Games is giving away a bonus PC game from their roster or virtual cash to PC users who purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Players who buy the PC edition of the remastered collection from now until January 5th, 2022 can get Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition, Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, or Bully: Scholarship Edition for free, in addition to the classic versions of the GTA trilogy.
Virtual Currency is also included, and users can pick between a Great White Shark Cash Card for Grand Theft Auto Online or 55 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. The Holiday Bonus Offer is free, but it may only be used once per Social Club account and cannot be gifted, sold, transferred, or returned.
According to some players, the GTA Trilogy’s free classic editions are unplayable because the PC ports haven’t been updated since their initial releases in the 2000s. Mods are also incompatible due to software limitations, and the game cannot be enhanced, so fans are hoping that the outdated ports will be patched in the future.
Though Rockstar is committed to fixing the remastered collection’s bugs and other issues, this offer may tempt some players to play other games instead of the GTA trilogy while the company works on an update.
Many fans were surprised by Rockstar’s free holiday freebie after being upset with the Definitive Edition’s launch and subsequent removal from the Rockstar Launcher. Though the creators have a long way to go before fully reviving the game, this gesture could boost Rockstar’s sagging reputation until a cure for the GTA trilogy is available.