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.
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?
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.