Remastered GTA Trilogy artwork and logo

[Update]: Rockstar have announced that the next big Grand Theft Auto game is currently in development.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition released a short while ago with remastered versions of three classics: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Unfortunately, while the idea behind the remastered GTA Trilogy was a brilliant one, the actual execution left a lot to be desired.

Not only did the three games launch in an extremely buggy state, to the point where some of them could become downright unplayable due to the compounding bugs, but the fancy-sounding visual enhancements also ended up being a thoroughly mixed bag with some characters looking lovely and other straight up horrifying.

While many of these problems still remain, I am at least happy to say that the developers have now corrected some of the more annoying issues with Update 1.03. Thanks to the new update rain no longer looks like mayonnaise dropping from the heavens, crashes should be less frequent, many of the bizarre spelling errors on signs and posters have been fixed, while your graphics settings should now correctly save between restarts.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you're interested in the full list of changes you can find them over at the Rockstar Games website.

As for the remastered GTA Trilogy in general, I'd recommend giving the developers a bit more time before diving in. Update 1.03 has certainly been a step in the right direction, but it'll take quite a few more before these remasters can truly live up to their name.