Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released digitally on November 11, with physical releases to follow on December 7. The news comes along with a first look at the updated versions of the three classic games. The trilogy costs $ 59.99 USD / £ 54.99.
The three included remasters, GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas, have been created for modern platforms on the Unreal Engine by Grove Street Games, which previously worked on the mobile ports of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas. as well as the PS3 and 360 versions of the latter. The trilogy will initially arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Rockstar Games Launcher.
Rockstar says the games come with a “completely rebuilt lighting system; improved shadows, weather, and reflections; improved character and vehicle models; along with new, higher-resolution textures on buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more.” Draw distances have been improved, new foliage has been added, and surfaces have been smoothed.
Rockstar has explained that the three games also feature quality of life improvements, such as updated controls inspired by GTA 5, “improvements to aim and fix the target, wheels of radio stations and updated weapons, updated minimaps with improved navigation that allows players to set waypoints to destinations, updated achievements, trophies and more. ” You will also be able to immediately restart a failed mission, removing the main points of frustration from the originals.
The Switch version of the game will include gyro aiming as well as touchscreen support. The PC version will also be compatible with Nvidia DLSS. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the games will be displayed in 4K, with a performance of up to 60 FPS.
While not confirmed at the time of writing, the games will potentially be released individually and as part of a collection – San Andreas: The Definitive Edition will launch on Xbox Game Pass on November 11, while GTA 3: The Definitive Edition will be added to PlayStation Now on December 7.
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Screenshots
Physical releases for the trilogy will be coming to Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. No physical version of PS5 has been mentioned, although the PS4 version is almost certainly compatible with PS5. No release date has been announced for the promised mobile versions of the games.
After months of rumors, Rockstar finally confirmed the remastering trilogy in early October. Before launch, Rockstar removed previous versions of all three games from digital stores, a decision that left many fans in conflict.