GTA Trilogy was a success for Take-Two

Before wondering how Microsoft will survive after spending so much money on the Activision-Blizzard-King acquisition, there was concern that Take-Two would not recover from the debacle. GTA Trilogy. But let us all be reassured: this compilation with strong hints of negligence achieved very satisfactory sales scores for its publisher.

Released November 11, 2021 on current platforms, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition left a memory inversely proportional to that of the three original titles of this collection. It must be said that these remasterings had given the impression of insufficient work, for a result that could even be considered inferior to that of the 128-bit versions.

This remastered trilogy may have been part of the podium of the lowest rated titles of 2021 on Metacritic, it was the sales sector that seemed to be the most important for Take-Two. The first British weeks of this GTA Trilogy had given a mixed trend to say the least, but it appears that in the end, success was there.

GTA Trilogy: CEO of Take-Two talks about “glitches” now resolved”

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, itself the parent company of Rockstar Games, was recently interviewed by CNBC. The man returned to the launch of the GTA Trilogy, but boiled it down to something like “slightly problematic”.

“And as far as the GTA trilogy goes, it wasn’t a new title. It was a remastering of pre-existing titles. We had a glitch at the beginning, this glitch has been resolved. And the stock has done well for the company. So we are very excited.”

It will be recalled that the week following the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Rockstar had deployed a first corrective patch. The latter was thus called to be the first laying of a new cement. The studio then acknowledged that these remasters had not been “launched in a state that responds [aux] own quality standards [de Rockstar]”. But if sales have still followed, as Strauss Zelnick seems to say, will it be considered that the other updates are still necessary?

Source: CNBC

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