We finally have a release date for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, ending months of speculation on whether or not the rumours about the remastered version are real. They were, and the remastered GTA: Trilogy is here to push the GTA series fans back into their chairs for a while.
Can I play the remastered GTA Trilogy on console or PC?
The definitive remastered edition of Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City, along with its much-loved sequel San Andreas, will be available as a digital download in a worldwide release on 11 November 2021, for all the consoles PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch and PC. There will also be a physical release for consoles Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 on 7 December 2021.
Furthermore, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition will be included in Xbox Game Pass from the very first day. However, the GTA 3 and Vice City prequels don’t seem to become available on the popular Microsoft’s subscription system. Additionally, PlayStation Now subscribers will also be able to play the Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition from 7 December 2021.
GTA: The Trilogy improvements
All three games have been remastered using Unreal Engine, allowing us to enjoy much better, brighter and sharper textures with greater detail than we previously could on older console/PC hardware. Rockstar Games have enhanced the weather effects, improved character and vehicle models, renewed the lighting system and increased draw distances
Furthermore, all three games have redesigned controls to make them more similar to GTA 5. In particular, the controls for movement, camera, and targeting have been improved, which should make them more playable than ever and more enjoyable for the audience who have not yet experienced these revolutionary and for many of us, unforgettable first 3D adventures.
We will be able to access radio stations and weapon selections via a radial menu, which is a huge improvement for those of us who were frustrated with cycling through them in a drawn-out manner. The Rockstar Games have also updated the in-game minimap, allowing users to set waypoints for navigation through large cities.
GTA: The Trilogy on Nintendo Switch
It is quite amazing, even though it was previously rumoured numerous times, that the GTA trilogy is also confirmed to be coming to handheld console Nintendo Switch (and Nintendo Switch OLED).
A gyroscopic control system to make aiming much easier on the touch screen will be included in the Nintendo’s version.
Remastered GTA: The Trilogy Trailer
Take a look at the official GTA: Trilogy trailer below:
Players of the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be able to play the games in 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second while NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) upscaling technology is available in the PC version.
Remastered GTA: The Trilogy Price and Summary
This remarkable nostalgic experience will cost the fans £54.99 / $59.99.
- The officially announced release date is set for 11 November 2021 on Consoles and PC in digital version, while physical release for consoles is scheduled on 7 December 2021
- The RRP price for the GTA: The Trilogy is £54.99 / $59.99
- It is also possible to download the GTA from both Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now from 7 December 2021.
- The game can be played in 4k – 60FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles
- The new GTA has also been ported to Nintendo Switch and supports touch controls
- Overall graphics, textures and controls have been improved to match today’s gaming expectations