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GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has major performance issues on all next-gen platforms

Take-Two and Rockstar have released the remastered versions of GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. However, it appears that these remasters have major performance issues on all next-gen platforms, including the PC.

Numerous PC users have reported performance issues in these remasters. Grand Theft Auto 3 Definitive Edition, particularly, appears to be running awful on high-end PC hardware.

Below you can find some videos showcasing all three games running on high-end GPUs. As you will immediately see, GTA 3 Remaster drops at mid-40s on high-end Intel CPUs and high-end NVIDIA’s GPUs.

GTA Definitive Edition is Unoptimized Garbage on PC | 3080 Ti Benchmark

Grand Theft Auto 3 Definitive Edition | 4K Performance Test | RTX 3080Ti & i9 9900K

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Definitive Edition | 4K Performance Test | RTX 3080Ti & i9 9900K

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Definitive Edition | 4K Performance Test | RTX 3080Ti & i9 9900K

It’s also worth noting that GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also has performance issues on both PS5 and Xbox Series X. This basically means that all next-gen versions underperform. I mean, seriously now… Xbox Series X can run Forza Horizon 5 with constant 60fps but cannot handle a remaster of a really old game? Rockstar, what have you been thinking?

GTA 3: The Definitive Edition - PS5 Frame-Rate Test Gameplay (Perfomance Mode)

Things got even worse earlier today as Rockstar has disabled the PC sales of GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Apparently, there were major issues with its launcher and PC gamers could not download their copies. Ironically, the game has already been cracked, meaning that pirates can already play it.

In short, this is a clusterf*ck and we suggest staying  away from it. While we still believe that most of its graphical improvements are great (with the exception of the new 3D character models), its performance is all over the place.

John Papadopoulos

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." Contact: Email