Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is out now, and the launch could have gone better. Aside of issues with the Rockstar Games Launcher on release day, the fanbase isn't exactly receiving the remastered titles positively - and the recently revealed fact that some cheats have been removed isn't helping. Long time readers will know how strongly we feel about cheats in GTA.
We've already heard about the 40 or so songs that were removed from the in-game radio stations due to licensing issues, but in a recent statement, Rockstar Games producer Rich Rosado stated that some of the cheats from the games were removed due to technical issues with the Unreal engine.
We actually had to remove a couple for technical reasons, certain things that didn’t play well in the Unreal base. But that’s actually where I’ll leave it. There’s some fun with discovery. I’m not saying plus or minus, but I’d rather not just go right on the nose before the release of the game and go straight to the end credits.
Since the games are still pretty fresh, it isn't exactly clear what all the cheats that have been removed are, but we're working on that - you can check out this updated list of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas cheats that marks every code that won't work in The Definitive Edition, with such updates to our GTA 3 and Vice City cheat lists on the way.
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While this is an unfortunate situation no matter how you slice it, there are silver linings. Based on the cheats tested and confirmed not to work in San Andreas, it isn't the most fun or useful ones that are affected. Additionally, alongside some cheats being removed, it seems that new ones have been added, too.
At least one brand new cheats has been discovered and confirmed, and it's an easter egg in and of itself too. By inputting the famous Konami code - up, up, down, down, left right, left right, B, A on Xbox, and its equivalents on other platforms - you can activate the big head cheat. We suspect there are other new cheats as well, waiting to be discovered.
We'll be updating the cheats situation regarding The Definitive Edition as more details are confirmed.