The most recent update for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has waged war on visual weirdness, with a massive amount of embarrassing graphical glitches going bye bye.
A particular egregious issue was the weird hand proportions of San Andreas character and ally, Cesar. Ol’ mate had a particularly impressive digit span, upgrading his fingers to fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiingers:
This is but one of the fixes present in the 1.03 patch, as the developers have fixed items such as the vision obscuring rain, sign misspellings and un-smoothed an overly smoothed nut on a donut shop.
There are also a handful of smaller changes, targeting some player feedback about how the game suffered for it’s massively increased view distance – particular in the San Andreas title, where the endless view distance ruined the illusion of vastness that the landmass had previously. A smattering of cloudy fog has fixed this brilliantly, as showcased here:
— Saiyam (@saiyambansal100) November 30, 2021
Another curious case was incorrect menu sounds being present within the titles — essentially both Vice City and GTA III were using the selection audio from San Andreas. This too, has been amended.
— Paul Lennon (@Lenlfc) November 30, 2021
Beyond the cosmetic, there are also some critical issues that have been amended – one infuriating issue that drained an hour or two of my time was a consistent crash upon finishing the Vice City mission Checkpoint Charlie, which I eventually managed to struggle through by …changing my graphics settings?
The entire list of updates and fixes is available on the Rockstar games website, and it’s thankfully a doozy. It is to Rockstar’s credit that they are delivering on their promise to uplift the release and try to deliver on their standard of quality.
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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Now Available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.