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Rockstar Devs Harassed By Grand Theft Auto Players For Glitchy Trilogy

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Rockstar Devs Harassed By Grand Theft Auto Players For Glitchy Trilogy

Rockstar Games has responded to the players who have raked the developers over the coals for the state of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, asking for a “respectful and civil discourse.”. 

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Hopefully, we all agree on the matter that it is not acceptable to personally attack a developer because a game performs poorly or players are wading through glitches to the quest markers. DICE, the developer of Battlefield 2042, has also spoken out about the vitriol that some fans have for that game and the miscommunications between the two contingents. 

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"The amount of personal attacks I've seen in just a few hours since [the beta] went live is disappointing,” said a producer. Moreover, Valorant developers have been harassed while playing matches and have taken steps to prevent this becoming a rooted problem in the popular shooter. 

It’s an unfortunate issue that stems from misunderstandings on how games are made. Someone might have “audio designer” or “narrative lead” on their LinkedIn profile, but the majority of decisions in game development are collaborative and taking one singular person to task is not an effective channel for feedback for either party.

The state of the remastered games in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition have been ridiculed and memed, so much so that Rockstar Games needed to remove the game from its own launcher due to the prolific glitches. Now, we know that the developer has a plan to improve the games and “reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.”

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However, Rockstar Games is disappointed that a few fans have acted out of turn towards its team. “It pains us to mention that we are hearing reports of members of the development teams being harassed on social media. We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues,” it said.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, PC

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