Grand Theft Auto III – one of the most important and influential games ever released in the gaming industry’s history – was originally slated to come to the North American PlayStation Network today after receiving ESRB certification earlier this year. However, the plug has been pulled on the release of the game, at least temporarily.
At the top of the PlayStation Blog’s post regarding the PlayStation Store’s weekly update, it says this:
“Note: Due to an unforeseen complication, the Grand Theft Auto III PS2 Classic is not publishing with today’s Store post. We will update you when a new release date has been identified. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
In my estimation I am guessing that GTA 3 has a bit of code complications due to the PS3 not having certain decoding capabilities for some PS2 Games but this is just a guess and rumor.