Kotaku is reporting that a Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch later this year.
The trilogy will apparently include Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto Vice City And Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The games will be remastered in Unreal Engine and will be a mix of “old and new graphics”. One of Kotaku’s sources was able to see footage of the game in action and said that the visuals reminded them of a heavily modded version of GTA, with the UI of the games all being updated as well.
The trilogy is apparently in development by Rockstar Dundee (Rockstar’s newest studio who are based in Scotland) who were responsible for The Master Chief Collection and Crackdown 2/3 before they were acquired by Rockstar.
Kotaku goes on to report that plans for the release of these have shifted several times. Originally they were going to be given to people who purchased the next-gen ports of Grand Theft Auto V, but were then moved to a standalone release early this year before pushed back to somewhere around late October or Early November.
It’s also suggested that the mobile and PC release of the trilogy might be pushed back till next year. If this is true (which it certainly seems like it is), it’s going to be a huge year for Grand Theft Auto with three of the most iconic games of all-time to be remastered as well as Grand Theft Auto V (a game that continues to sell ridiculous amounts) also getting its next-gen release.
GTA V is releasing on PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year. It’s confirmed that it will run at 4K/60 and also have expanded content, although we’re still waiting for this to be expanded on.