Gameplay footage from Rockstar’s upcoming remaster of its PS2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy has appeared online, after gameplay footage has apparently been uploaded from the first copies. VGC gathered Three Youtube downloads and a Reddit article, which between them show more than an hour of footage of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
Even if Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is only one day away from release, Rockstar has not shared any substantial gameplay footage from the remastered games. A trailer released last month focused almost exclusively on the cutscenes for all three games rather than the gameplay improvements Rockstar promises for the nearly two-decade-old trilogy.
But those leaked gameplay clips give a much better idea of how these remasters will actually play out. They feature the games’ new weapon selection wheel UI, which they later inherited RGT games, and give an idea of how Grand Theft Auto V-Inspired controls actually work in practice. A die City of vice the clips appear to include footage of the player activating a cheat code and appearing in a tank (check it out from around the 16:10 mark below).
Other improvements promised include revamped graphics, better navigation through the games’ mini-maps, and modern quality of life features like achievements and trophies on Xbox and PlayStation respectively. On Switch, the game will feature motion-controlled aim and touchscreen controls, and on PC, games will be compatible with Nvidia’s DLSS technology.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will officially launch digitally tomorrow, November 11, for $ 59.99 (£ 54.99) and will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and newer X / S series consoles, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher. A physical version will arrive on December 7, while the iOS and Android versions will launch in the first half of next year.