Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released online on November 11, with physical copies following on December 7. The announcement coincides with the first glimpse at the revamped versions of the three classic games. The Trilogy is priced at $59.99 USD / £54.99 GBP.
Grove Street Games, which previously worked on the mobile ports for GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, as well as the PS3 and 360 versions of the latter, produced the three remasters featured – GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas – for modern platforms in Unreal Engine. The trilogy will first be available through the Rockstar Games Launcher on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Trailer
The games have a “fully reworked lighting system; enhanced shadows, weather, and reflections; upgraded character and vehicle models; and new higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, highways, interiors, and more,” according to Rockstar. The draw distances have been increased, additional foliage has been added, and the surfaces have been smoothed.
According to Rockstar, all three games have received quality-of-life updates such as “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.” You’ll also be able to resume a failed mission right away, eliminating major areas of irritation from the originals.
The game’s Switch version will have gyro targeting as well as touchscreen compatibility. Nvidia DLSS will also be supported in the PC version. The titles will be available in 4K resolution on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with up to 60 frames per second performance.
While not confirmed at the time of writing, the games may be sold separately as well as as part of a collection — San Andreas – The Definitive Edition will be available on Xbox Game Pass on November 11, while GTA 3 – The Definitive Edition will be available on PlayStation Now on December 7.
The trilogy will be available in physical form for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. There has been no word of a physical PS5 edition, though the PS4 version will almost probably be PS5 compatible. The planned mobile versions of the games have yet to be released.
After months of speculation, Rockstar confirmed the trilogy of remasters earlier this month. Rockstar pulled prior versions of all three games from digital retailers before of their release, which left many fans perplexed.