Grand Theft Auto trilogy back online on PC

Grand Theft Auto trilogy back online on PC

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is once again available.

That's according to the Rockstar Support Twitter account, which said that this title could now be played and purchased via the Rockstar Game Launcher. The firm apologised for users not having the option to play this title.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy launched on November 11th but the PC version was pulled just two days later once it became apparent that certain files had unintentionally been included in this release. For instance, dataminers found music hidden within the release's code for tracks whose licenses had long since expired but weren't available in-game thanks to a script. There was also uncompiled code with developer comments.

This was seemingly part of an extended period of downtime while Rockstar worked on its Game Launcher.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience," Rockstar said.

"We are also working to improve and update overall performance as we move forward. We would like to thank everyone for their patience as we resolve these issues."

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition collects Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.