Three classic Grand Theft Auto games are remastered for PC and consoles

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What just happened? Rockstar Games, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III, has announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The three-game pack will feature modernized versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Rockstar said the games will feature modern graphics and gameplay enhancements, while maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and the Rockstar Games launcher on PC. Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks, we are told.

The trilogy is coming to Android and iOS as well, but that won’t happen until the first half of 2022, we’re told.

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The genre-defining Grand Theft Auto III arrived on October 22, 2001, and forever changed our perception of what an open-world game could be. With just two weeks away from the 20th anniversary, we’ll likely have pricing details and an exact launch date sooner rather than later.

Rockstar has also said it will remove existing versions of these classic titles from digital retailers starting next week. It’s unclear how this will affect those who already own the games – for example, will they get additional upgrades to newer versions?

Rumors of the trilogy date back to last summer and included references to a release for Google Stadia, but that was not mentioned in today’s announcement. Sources at the time claimed that Rockstar was also interested in developing modern game ports like Red Dead Redemption.

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