Friday's announcement of GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition was not without controversy. Due to numerous leaks, the set's reveal left the gamers unimpressed. In fact, one could argue that Rockstar's announcement caused a public outcry - mainly due to the fact that the original versions of the games included in the package, namely GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, are to be pulled from digital distribution to "make room" for their refreshed counterparts. Adding fuel to the fire may be the fact that according to online stores, which already offer preorders of the set, it will be sold at a rather high price - 65 euros for the PS4, XONE and Switch version, and as much as 76.85 euros for the edition for PS5 and XSX|S.
Such conclusions come from the prices noticed by Internet users in the British store Base.com (see screen above). There is a possibility that these are so-called placeholders, which will be replaced when Rockstar Games officially launches pre-sales of GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. It is possible, however, that online store owners received some additional information outside of the aforementioned announcement.
It is worth taking into account the fact that the original editions, still available on Steam, can be purchased for around a dozen dollars each - GTA 3 and Vice City cost around $10 each, and San Andreas - $14. As a result, all three can be bought for half of the rumored price of the new set. And considering the rather small number of changes the developers want to implement in The Definitive Edition the prices found in online stores seem very high.
It's no wonder that the Steam community has raised alarm and urges every player who does not yet have GTA 3, Vice City i San Andreas in his collection to buy them as possible - before Rockstar makes it impossible. Latest reviews of these games visible on Steam feature numerous such voices. Some users even ask Rockstar Games to leave the classic versions on sale. It does not seem, however, that such posts will achieve anything - especially since the prices are most likely dictated by the publisher of Rockstar games - Take-Two.