Rumors of remastered versions of several of Rockstar Games‘ most beloved titles have been swirling for months. These games are Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and the all-time favorite, GTA: San Andreas.
This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the release of GTA III, which also happens to be the franchise’s first 3D entry. Vice City and San Andreas were released in the years following GTA III, and they are still considered among of the finest games ever produced.
Rumors about the remastered editions of these titles had fans thrilled, and now we have confirmation from Rockstar. Rockstar revealed the new remasters in a blog post on their website, calling them “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.”
“Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will feature across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals. We’re extremely excited to share more about these groundbreaking titles in the coming weeks — stay tuned!” they wrote.
In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
In honor of the upcoming anniversary, today we are excited to announce that all three games will be coming to current generation platforms later this year in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition: https://t.co/cMNwlfj3R5pic.twitter.com/RrbCl1EWLx
The games will be coming to the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and even PC. As for the release date, you can expect it to drop later this year, although an exact date has yet to be revealed.