Rockstar Games has finally announced the worst-kept secret in gaming. The GTA remastered trilogy dubbed “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition” is real and releasing on 11 November. The game features remasters of GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. Each game features graphical improvements and quality-of-life changes.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will also get a physical release on 7 December. The game is set to launch on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC through the Rockstar Games launcher (time to dust that thing off again).
Rockstar Games plans on launching the trilogy on iOS and Android devices sometime in early 2022. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to GTA: San Andreas at launch. PlayStation Now subscribers, in turn, will get access to Grand Theft Auto III on 7 December. So each platform will have its own unique subscriber-based free game. However, if you want to play the other games you need to purchase them.
The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has been developed by Grove Street Games and each title looks impressive. The remaster boasts new visuals and have been rebuilt on Unreal Engine 4. They all feature a whole new lighting system and the studio has touched on every single aspect of the game in some way or another.
Rockstar says the games feature:
“Improved shadows, weather, and reflections, and upgraded character and vehicle models. Increased draw distances, smoother surfaces, and higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more.”
On the Nintendo Switch, players can aim using the gyroscope However, each game has a new improved aiming system beyond that. Rockstar Games confirmed that each title has been reworked with “GTA V inspired controls”. This means targeting and aiming feels better and each game features an updated weapon wheel. There’s also a range of new radio stations and mini-maps where players can finally set waypoints.
The PC version of The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition supports DLSS with additional graphics settings users can look forward to. The whole collection will set you back $59.99 (local pricing TBC). Check out the trailer down below.