The announcement confirmed that the developer was remastering Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.
Gaming fans across the globe were in for a major treat when it was announced that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released digitally on November 11, with physical copies following on December 7. It will be followed by versions for iOS and Android in the first half of 2022. The Trilogy is priced at a reported $59.99 USD/ £54.99 (₹4994.99). The users will be able to play them on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, the newer Series X/S consoles, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher. The announcement confirmed that the developer was remastering Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.
“Experience the games that started it all — introducing unprecedented freedom and immersion through three living, breathing worlds filled with hilarious action, rich, cinematic storytelling, classic characters, and unforgettable music,” according to Rockstar.
“Bringing the classic worlds of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas to modern platforms, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition debuts new GTA V-inspired modern controls, plus across-the-board visual enhancements such as resolution upgrades and improved visual fidelity across the world, and much more to faithfully tune and improve upon all three games, while also maintaining their distinct original aesthetic.”
The upcoming game will have “GTA V-inspired modern controls.” As for the controls, the players can look forward to targeting and lock-on aiming. Besides, mini-maps have been updated, allowing users to set waypoints to specific places.
“Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition introduces wide-ranging modern control upgrades, including 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,” the statement added.
The Nintendo Switch version also features Switch-specific controls including Gyro aiming, as well as touch screen camera zooming, pans, and menu selections, while the PC version includes support for NVIDIA DLSS and additional new Accomplishments via the Rockstar Games Social Club, the statement further read.
“Additional enhancements across all three titles include a 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. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition also features a range of environmental upgrades including all new foliage, smoother surfaces, and increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and clarity throughout the world.”
The game was developed by Grove Street Games using the Unreal Engine. “Players will also be able to experience Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition with Xbox Game Pass starting November 11. Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition will be available on PlayStation Now starting December 7,” the statement added.