A trilogy of the PlayStation 2 era Grand Theft Auto favorites remastered for the latest generation of consoles has been one of the video game industry’s worst-kept secrets in the past few weeks. Rockstar has finally confirmed that GTA remastered trilogy existence with the announcement of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, what will happen Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas remastered for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The catch is all existing versions of these three games will be removed from digital retailers next week.
The trilogy appears on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III and the impact it had on franchise – and games – development. While details about the remasters are still a bit thin, Rockstar has promised that the three games “comprehensive upgrades“Like improvements to graphics and gameplay that bring it closer to modern times, even though they”still retain the classic look and feel of the originals.“More information is promised in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, all existing versions of the Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas will be removed from PlayStation Store in the week of October 11th. This includes the PlayStation 2 ports of the three games available on PlayStation 4. It is assumed that this includes the PlayStation 2 Classics as well Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto Vice City found on PlayStation 3, as well as the PS3 port of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Anyone who bought one of these games before it was removed from PlayStation Store can still download it from their purchase history and play as normal.
Rumors about Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition began back in August after parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that three unannounced remasters are in the works. Since then, the remastered trilogy has appeared on a Korean rating board and hints of new achievements / trophies have been found in the Rockstar Game Launcher. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be launched later this year.[Source: Rockstar Newswire, Rockstar Support]