Rockstar Games has posted a trailer of its upcoming GTA Remastered Trilogy. GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas are among the games featured, with various graphical and quality-of-life upgrades added to each game.
The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition compilation will be available digitally for $59.99 (£54.99) on November 11. The digital release will arrive on November 11th while the physical release will arrive on December 7th.
You’ll be able to play games via the Rockstar Games Launcher on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, the newer Series X/S consoles, and PC. It will be available in physical form on December 7th, with iOS and Android versions following in the first half of 2022.
Good news for Nintendo Switch lovers, as there are also some platform-specific additions. Rockstar integrated gyroscopic aiming to the Nintendo Switch, and you can use its touchscreen to zoom or pan with the camera and make menu selections. The PC edition (a 45GB download) includes Nvidia’s DLSS technology, which allows games to run a bit faster on a wider range of graphics cards without sacrificing visual quality.
Grove Street Titles remastered each of these games, which look to have gone to great lengths to make them considerably prettier and more enjoyable than their PS2 predecessors.
According to Rockstar, it employed Unreal Engine and a “fully redesigned” lighting system, and the graphical enhancements appear to affect almost every aspect of the games. Improved shadows, weather, and reflections, as well as enhanced character and vehicle models, are among the features mentioned in Rockstar’s press release. Increased draw distances, smoother surfaces, and “better quality textures across buildings, weaponry, highways, interiors, and more” are among the changes.
Rockstar Games acknowledged that the controls in each game are influenced by Grand Theft Auto V. That alone should do a lot of work in making these games feel more updated. Each game’s targeting and lock-on aiming has been reworked. In terms of interfaces, each game has new weapon and radio station wheels, as well as new mini-maps that allow players to select waypoints and locations.
Source: The Verge
This fresh piece of information comes on the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III on the PlayStation 2. The $59.99 price tag may surprise some, but the upgrades appear to be worth it for enthusiasts.
However, if you’re a Game Pass or PlayStation Now member, you already know you’ll be able to play some games in the collection for free. Rockstar Games has launched a website where you can find out more information.