After several rumors, Rockstar Games has confirmed it Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas each gets HD remasters. They are released in a package called Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The collection comes to PC (via Rockstar Games Launcher), PlayStation, Xbox and more surprisingly, the Nintendo Switch will also host them. It comes to iOS and Android in the first half of 2022. Pricing and release date information has not been shared.
The company has not explicitly mentioned what kind of technical improvements have been made, nor has it shared any footage yet. But it says each of the games has received “extensive upgrades, including graphical enhancements and modern gameplay enhancements.” The company chose to take the faithful route of its remasters, leaving “the classic look and feel of the originals” as they were presented on PS2.
If you are someone who has grown up with Grand Theft Auto V (understandable as it is eight years old) and has not had an easy way to play these previously influential games, it seems like a good time to jump in. It can feel weird to play a Grand Theft Auto games that do not let you switch between protagonists, but the adventures of Claude, the silent protagonist in GTA III; Tommy Vercetti i Vice City; and CJ i San Andreas is still very much worth playing.
Rockstar says we’ll learn more about the collection of games in the coming weeks. But before launching, it will begin removing existing versions of each title from digital storefront next week, so download them if you want them before you have a chance.