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GTA III missed PS Store update due to music licensing issues

Wednesday, 1st August 2012 00:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grand Theft Auto III was supposed to turn up in this week’s US PlayStation Store update as a PS2 Classic, but it’s been delayed at the last moment by music licensing issues.

Sony advised PSN members of the unfortunate delay via an addendum to the PS Blog’s regular Store update, explaining it as an “unforeseen complication”.

“We will update you when a new release date has been identified. We apologize for the inconvenience,” it promised.

Responding to commenters, community manager Morgan Haro gave more details.

“There were some last minute issues with getting clearance for a certain audio track in the game; but the teams at Rockstar are on it to review how to best get this title on PSN,” he said.

Thanks, Shack.

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  1. HeavyD-Love

    This upsets me. Not the delay, but the fact that they’re choosing to milk the IP as much as they can by releasing 3, VC, and SA as PS2 classics – straight ports. Knowing full well that practically EVERYBODY has been cheering for the inevitable HD collection which has practially become standard these days. They know we want it. HD widescreen resolution, boosted frame rate, trophies, etc. All games on one blu-ray. That package is like gold with beams of light glimmering off it. I can imagine it now….

    They’re probably meanwhile working on the HD collection, but doing this in the meantime. Well, why not i suppose. But it still upsets me damn it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. magnumfinger

    complete, unused.

    #2 2 years ago