The release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been a train wreck. At launch, the game underperformed on PC (and consoles). Thankfully, PC gamers could force DX12 in order to resolve these performance issues. Then, Rockstar took down Rockstar launcher and removed the game from its store. And earlier yesterday, it was reported that the entire source code for this trilogy has been leaked online.
As reported by Vadim M, the Nintendo Switch version featured the entire source code of GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. As such, players can get access to script source, text sources, internal tools and some other files.
The Switch version is the Holy Grail for people, who likes behind the scenes. They leaked almost everything for the original trilogy. It includes:
Some other weird files… pic.twitter.com/FjvONzbeNh
— Vadim M. (@NationalPepper) November 12, 2021
This is a huge leak, though I don’t expect modders to be using this source code in order to create mods for it. After all, this would get them into serious trouble.
For what it’s worth, the PC version does not feature the games’ source code. Still, the game is still no longer available for purchase on Rockstar’s store. According to the team, the game will be available once it removes some files from them.
As Rockstar stated:
“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.”
Stay tuned for more!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”