Rockstar Games reported that their game launcher is back online, but the mod for GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas is not yet available for purchase or play again. The publisher says they need some time to “delete files that accidentally ended up in games”.
The return of the player means that other games that depend on it, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V multiplayer, will be playable again. Rockstar Games does not give a concrete indication of when the games will be available and playable again, but only keeps them “soon”. In the meantime, it appears that Rockstar is giving Transformer buyers their money back on demand.
Rockstar does not report what type of files are included. Including Vadim M. writes on twitter That games shipped with main.scm, an unassembled file that lists missions and scripts that failed in the final game, and what Rockstar North observed during the development of the original games. Vadim M calls it a gold mine for those who love behind the scenesLike things.
Furthermore, the games also contain music tracks that the creators no longer have a license to add. Songs won’t play in games, but distributing them in this way without permission is undoubtedly problematic.
The remasters also have cross-platform performance issues, some character models seem to have regressed rather than forward, and there are major graphical issues, such as very poor visibility when it rains in San Andreas.
Remasters are available for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles. Physical versions of the games should be released on December 6. Updates will also be coming to iOS and Android next year.
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