Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas are all getting HD remasters, according to Rockstar Games, who confirmed the news after several reports surfaced online. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will contain all three games, which will be released as a single package. In addition to PC (via the Rockstar Games Launcher), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, perhaps most surprisingly, the Nintendo Switch, the collection will be available on the latter platform as well. It will be available on iOS and Android devices during the first half of 2022. There is no word on how much it will cost or when it will be released.
The company hasn’t specified what kind of technical improvements have been made, and it hasn’t released any footage at this time as evidence. Although the company says each game has received “overall improvements, including graphical enhancements and modern gameplay enhancements,” it does not specify which improvements have been made. To preserve “the classic look and feel of the originals,” the company chose to remaster the games in the manner in which they were originally released on the PlayStation 2.
Assuming you’re someone who grew up with Grand Theft Auto V (understandable, given that it’s eight years old) and hasn’t had an easy way to play these earlier influential games, now seems like the perfect opportunity to get your hands on these classics. Although it may seem strange to play a Grand Theft Auto game in which you are unable to switch between protagonists, the exploits of Claude, the silent protagonist in GTA III, Tommy Vercetti in Vice City, and CJ in San Andreas are all well worth your time.
Rockstar has stated that we will learn more about the upcoming collection of games in the coming months. However, in advance of the launch, it will begin removing existing versions of each title from digital storefronts starting next week, so make sure to grab them while you still have the chance.