Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy is officially coming this year

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Photo credit: Rockstar
Photo credit: Rockstar

Rockstar Games has, in entirely expected news, announced a Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy is coming to modern consoles.

It's been heavily rumoured that the immensely popular series would re-release the iconic classics GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas in one package with some modern enhancements. And by 'heavily rumoured' we mean 'aspects of it leaked all over the place'.

Still, Rockstar has made an official announcement now, confirming the 'Definitive Edition' trilogy is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Photo credit: Rockstar
Photo credit: Rockstar

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All the games will have modern gameplay enhancements and improved visuals, but still maintain the look and feel of the original games.

Annoyingly, the only thing that hasn't leaked or been officially shown off is gameplay footage, so we don't know how far these remasters will go with the visual overhauls. Still, Grand Theft Auto on Switch!

As an additional note, next week will see the removal of the current versions of the games from digital platforms. On PlayStation 4/5, that means the original PS2 versions running in HD under emulation with trophy support, and on Xbox consoles it's the 360 version that was (poorly) converted from the smartphone release.

Photo credit: Rockstar
Photo credit: Rockstar

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So if you want something as close to the original experience as possible, or are afraid Rockstar might mess this remaster up, we'd highly recommend nabbing the current versions on PlayStation while you still can.

Oh, and speaking of smartphones, iOS and Android will be getting these new versions of the trilogy in the first half of 2022.

If you've never played this classic trilogy of games before, they might come off as unpolished compared to GTA V, but they revolutionised open-world game design and influenced the structure of countless games that followed. Plus, Samuel L Jackson.

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