Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy Release Date Revealed (VIDEO)
After recently teasing the awaited games’ release, developer Rockstar Games has now officially pulled back the curtain on its planned Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy. Officially titled Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, a first look at the massively upgraded collection was shown in an all-new trailer, highlighting some of the stunning visual changes that promise to permeate all three classic shooter titles when it releases on November 11th.
Further details were divulged in a new Rockstar Newswire post, confirming the collection comprises the trio of GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas and is set to release for last-gen and current-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Rockstar Games launcher. November will only see the Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy released in digital formats, with a physical version coming to consoles on December 7th.
Enhanced for a modern audience, the classic GTA offerings are getting a significant overhaul, including upgraded character and vehicle models, higher-res textures, rebuilt lighting systems, and increased depth to environments. The refreshed titles also include upgrades inspired by GTA 5, improving each title’s aging control schemes, targeting systems, and mini-maps, which will now make room for setting waypoints for specific destinations. Players will even be able to restart failed missions immediately after they conclude.
While Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition largely revolves around its updated presentation, specific platforms will also enjoy their own added boost. Next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles are capable of 4K resolution and 60 FPS, while PC comes with support for NVIDIA DLSS as well as “new Accomplishments via the Rockstar Games Social Club.” Amazingly, the Nintendo Switch version also receives some love, touting new Gyro aiming and touchscreen control options.
All in all, it appears an immense amount of work has gone into the Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy and each game sports a very noticeable coat of polish that might very well make these classics shine like never before. As was likely the plan, the release of this new trilogy collection comes as GTA 3 celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Rockstar has already begun kicking off the celebrations within the realm of GTA Online, bringing back the title’s iconic Baseball Bat in the form of a free in-game tee.
— GTA News ? RockstarINTEL.com (@GTAonlineNews) October 21, 2021
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition releases for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on November 11th.
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