We all knew it was coming. Rockstar has now officially announced the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Along with this announcement, the studio has also given us a trailer comparing the originals to the remasters and release dates.
The pre-orders for the game have gone live on the Rockstar website. Two release dates have been provided; the digital release will be on November 11th while the physical release will come on December 7th. The price of the remastered trilogy has been set at $59.99 / £54.99.
The trilogy includes – GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas – and they have been revamped for modern platforms with the Unreal Engine by Grove Street Games. This is the same company that worked on the mobile ports for GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas and the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the latter. The trilogy will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through the Rockstar Games Launcher.
Rockstar elaborated on some of the many changes and improvements that have been made to the remaster.
Completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; along with new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more.Rockstar
Improvements have been made to the draw distances, new foliage has been added, and surfaces have also been smoothed.
Rockstar has said that all three games have also featured several quality-of-life improvements, such as updated controls that have been inspired by GTA 5.
Improvements to targeting and lock-on aiming, updated Weapon and Radio Station Wheels, updated Mini-Maps with enhanced navigation allowing players to set waypoints to destinations, updated Achievements, Trophies, and more.Rockstar
Players will also be able to immediately restart a failed mission, eliminating some major points of frustration from previous games.
The Switch version of the game will also include gyro aiming and support for the touchscreen. The PC version will support NVIDIA DLSS. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game will run at 60 FPS with 4K resolution.
While not officially confirmed yet, the games may release as individual titles as well. San Andreas – The Definitive Edition will launch on Xbox Game Pass on November 11th. GTA 3 – The Definitive Edition will be on PlayStation Now on December 7th.
The physical versions of the game will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. They have not stated that a PS5 physical version will be available, though the PS4 version will most likely be compatible with the next-gen console. We don’t have a release date for the promised mobile versions of the game.
About Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is a remastered collection consisting of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is being developed by Grove Street Games, the same people behind the mobile ports and PS3 / Xbox One remasters of San Andreas.
The collection has improved on graphical quality to bring it into the next-generation of gaming. Several quality of life improvements have been implemented as well, ensuring gamers receive the best Grand Theft Auto experience to date.