chaotic launch on PC, games deleted after 24 hours of Rockstar launcher failure

For 24 hours after the launch of GTA Trilogy, Rockstar’s launcher on PC was down. The collection is still not available on PC.

This Friday November 12 was to be an important date for GTA fans with the launch of Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy, bringing together GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas in HD remake version. While the launch went off without a hitch on PlayStation and Xbox, it’s a whole different matter on PC.

The error message on the Rockstar Games launcher

The error message on the Rockstar Games launcher // Source: Frandroid

All day Friday, the Rockstar Games launcher had a crash and was disabled for maintenance. As a result, players could not log in to access the three games made available the same day. “Offline mode: unable to establish connection”, thus indicated the publisher’s game launcher. On Twitter, the editor did not give more information, indicating that he “Continued to restore service for the Rockstar Games launcher and supported games”. Because the inability to access Rockstar software has not penalized players from GTA Trilogy at launch, but also the players of GTA V or from Red Dead Redemption II on PC.

The launcher is back … but without GTA Trilogy

On the night of Friday to Saturday, Rockstar was finally able to relaunch its software, but with a small snag: the publisher deleted Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy from its catalog. The collection comprising the three emblematic titles has in fact been deleted and is no longer available for download or purchase. “ The Rockstar Games launcher is now back online. However, Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy will remain unavailable in-game or for purchase as we remove some data files that have been unintentionally included in these new versions of the game. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope that the correct versions of these games will be available for everyone as fast as possible “, indicates Rockstar on its website.

The Rockstar Games Launcher is now online, but GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is unavailable to play or purchase as we remove files unintentionally included in these versions. We’re sorry for the disruption and hope to have correct ones up soon. https://t.co/NiMNXUKCVh

— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) November 13, 2021

As of this writing, at 8:55 a.m. on Saturday, the game is still not available on PC and Rockstar is still not giving any estimate of when it will be available.

Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy is all the more important for the publisher as this is the first game launched by Rockstar since the release ofRed Dead Redemption II in 2018.

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