Grand Theft Auto fans have been delivered some huge news today, with Rockstar Games officially confirming the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition. Rumours have been swirling around for some time now that PS2-era classics GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas are getting remastered for modern consoles. And now Rockstar has confirmed these beloved GTA games will be heading to the latest and greatest consoles, with a release date “soon”.
So far all that has been revealed is a short teaser trailer for the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, with no in-game footage revealed as of yet.
Further details on the GTA Trilogy were, however, revealed in a post by Polygon.
Rockstar Games has confirmed that the inbound GTA Trilogy compilation will feature “across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements”.
But despite these graphical improvements the remastered games will still maintain “the classic look and feel of the originals”.
The GTA Trilogy will be heading to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch and Windows this year.
It will also be arriving on Android and iOS next year.
More details will be revealed in the coming weeks, while existing versions of the classic GTA games will be removed from digital marketplaces next week.
The reveal of the new GTA remasters come ahead of the 20th anniversary of the release of GTA 3.
GTA 3 was first released back in October 2001, and is the game that set the blueprint for what fans would expect from a 3D GTA game for years to come.
GTA 3 was exclusive to the PS2 at launch, as was Vice City and San Andreas – but these games later arrived on the original Xbox.
GTA 3 and Vice City headed to Microsoft’s console as a compilation release, with San Andreas being a standalone release for the OG Xbox.
In a thread about the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition, Rockstar Games paid tribute to the original PS2-era trilogy.
The official @RockstarGames account posted: “Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III.
“In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
“We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the Grand Theft Auto fans who have supported the games over the past two decades.”