It has long been an open secret that Rockstar is preparing a remastered version of GTA 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas, now the developer has officially confirmed this. And as suspected in advance, this trilogy will appear in 2021.
The whole gaming world is waiting for an announcement of Grand Theft Auto 6, but Rockstar prefers to look into its archive and re-publish old games. In the case of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, as the new version is called, this is definitely a reason to be happy (and not just money-making).
Because Grand Theft Auto 3 and its offshoots Vice City and San Andreas are celebrating their 20th anniversary these days (more precisely, it's GTA 3, because it was first published on October 22, 2001). And this can and must be called genre-defining, the entire game world today would certainly be completely different without the first real GTA games. Some of you may remember: The basic concept of the series was already in the first two Grand Theft Auto games, but these had little to do with the GTA as we know it today.
Current consoles now, mobile versions 2022
Rockstar wants to celebrate the anniversary accordingly and will release Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition later this year for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 , Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. A version for iOS and Android will follow in the first half of 2022.
The developer promises the usual optimizations for the GTA trilogy, but what exactly is still unclear. Because Rockstar Games has not yet provided a trailer. Officially, it is said that the remaster will offer "overall improvements", "including revised graphics and gameplay improvements for all three games", but will still retain the classic look and feel of the originals. The developer wants to submit further details in the coming weeks, which will certainly include a specific release date.