Rockstar Games has revealed a trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto trilogy. This package includes three popular titles from the franchise, including GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the new additions to the games, particularly in terms of graphics.
The game developer said The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be available in the form of a digital download starting November 11 for $59.99. Compatible platforms include PC, PS4, PS5, the Xbox One, the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and the Nintendo Switch.
The trilogy is coming to Xbox Game Pass on Nov 11
Rockstar will release physical versions of the trilogy on December 7, while Android and iOS will get their versions sometime in the first half of next year. You can find all the details about the game’s arrival or pre-order it from the developer’s dedicated landing page here.
Subscribers of Xbox Game Pass will have access to the digital version of the GTA trilogy on launch day, i.e., November 11. However, PlayStation Now subscribers will have to wait until December 7.
The remastering of this game comes from Grove Street Games, which has made extensive improvements to rework the gameplay with modern features. Rockstar said it leveraged the Unreal Engine while “completely” rebuilding the lighting system.
Moreover, the developer listed out changes to shadows, reflections, characters, vehicle models, etc. Nintendo Switch users will get gyroscopic aiming along with pan and zoom controls via the touchscreen.
Rockstar notes that the game offers controls similar to GTA V. This is a big step up in terms of gameplay, considering that these games were first launched 20 years ago. The Verge notes that aspects like lock-on and targeting have also seen improvements in each of the three remastered games.
Additionally, there are new radio stations and weapon wheels as well, so gamers familiar with the original may find things to be quite different here. Lastly, users will also find new minimaps with the ability to set destinations and custom waypoints.
PlayStation Now and Xbox Pass subscribers simply have to mark the date on their calendars to get full access to the game. Meanwhile, Rockstar will probably have to think twice about the $59.99 price tag for a rebranded version of older games. However, the trailer does look promising.