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Rockstar Apologizes For GTA Trilogy: Updates Promised

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Published: November 20, 2021 at 2:11 PM GMT

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Rockstar apologises for the technical bugs in Grand Theft Auto Trilogy - The Definition Edition, Star Citizen Free to Play until 01 Dec 2021, and CD Projekt Red confirm Cyberpunk 2077 won't be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Cyberpunk 2077 Not On Game Pass

There has been a lot of speculation lately about the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 being added to Xbox Game Pass. However, CD Projekt Red, the developer of the highly anticipated game, has officially debunked these rumors. In a recent tweet, the PR Director of CD Projekt Red stated, "I just thought I'd chime in to say that there are no Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077."


For some gamers, this news may come as a disappointment. Xbox Game Pass is a popular subscription service that allows players to access a wide range of games for a monthly fee. The inclusion of Cyberpunk 2077 on Game Pass would have allowed players to experience the game without having to make a separate purchase.


However, CD Projekt Red may have other plans in mind for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. With the next generation PlayStation 5 set to launch soon, it's possible that the developer is waiting for the right timing to release the game on various platforms. Releasing the game on Game Pass immediately might not align with their strategy.


It's worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for a long time and has faced several delays. The game has been highly anticipated by fans and critics alike, and CD Projekt Red undoubtedly wants to make sure that the game lives up to the expectations. Releasing it on Game Pass right away might not give them the control and flexibility they need to ensure a smooth launch.

Star Citizen Free

On a different note, Star Citizen, the ambitious space exploration game, will be free to play until December 1, 2021. In an announcement on their official website, the developers stated, "Strap in for 13 days of vehicular veneration as pilots from around the verse travel to see the newest and most iconic ships and vehicles up close. Each day, different manufacturers take over the halls and nearly everything on display is available to test fly for free from November 19 until December 1, everyone can play Star Citizen for free."


Star Citizen has been in development for a significant amount of time and has gained a dedicated following despite not being officially released yet. This free-to-play event gives players who have been curious about the game the chance to jump in and experience it for themselves. With over 20 vehicles available for testing, players will have a good variety of content to explore during this limited time offer.


It's important to note that Star Citizen is still in development, and the developers have made it clear that they will not release the game until it is ready. This early access phase has allowed them to gather feedback and make improvements based on player experiences. By providing free access to the game, they are likely looking to expand their player base and gather even more valuable feedback before the full release.

Rockstar Sorry for GTA Trilogy

Lastly, Rockstar Games has issued an apology for the technical issues that have arisen with the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. On their official website, they posted a note stating, "Hi, everyone. We want to provide an update regarding the unexpected technical issues that came to light as part of the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. Firstly, I want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered these issues playing these games..." The statement continued, addressing the steps they will take to address the problems and improve the player experience.


The launch of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster has been met with a mixed reception due to the presence of numerous technical issues across multiple platforms. Players have reported various glitches, graphical errors, and performance problems. While some players have managed to enjoy the games with minimal issues, others have faced significant hindrances to their gameplay experience.


Rockstar Games has reassured players that they are actively working on fixing these issues and will release a patch in the coming days. Additionally, they have also made the original versions of the trilogy available for purchase on PC for those who prefer to play the games in their original state.


As a player who has tried out Grand Theft Auto 3 - The Definitive Edition, I have personally experienced a couple of hard crashes. However, considering Rockstar's commitment to fixing these problems through patches, I am willing to wait for the updates before continuing my playthrough. In the meantime, I have other games to keep me occupied, which is always a welcome distraction.


These recent incidents involving Cyberpunk 2077, Star Citizen, and the Grand Theft Auto trilogy serve as a reminder of the challenges faced by game developers in delivering a polished and bug-free experience. It emphasizes the importance of thorough playtesting and quality assurance measures to prevent these technical issues from arising in the first place. It is crucial for all developers to prioritize these aspects to avoid negative backlash and disappointment from the player community.


In conclusion, the rumors suggesting that Cyberpunk 2077 would be available on Xbox Game Pass have been officially debunked by CD Projekt Red. Star Citizen is offering a limited time free-to-play event, allowing players to test fly a wide range of vehicles. Rockstar Games has issued an apology for the technical issues present in the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition and has reassured players that patches are on the way. These incidents serve as reminders of the importance of thorough playtesting and quality assurance in the game development process. Developers should strive to release polished and bug-free games to provide the best possible experience for players.

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