A new report claims that a Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy is on the way for multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, and it’s reportedly due out this Fall.
This news comes by way of Kotaku , which reports that it has learned from sources that Rockstar Games is remastering GTA 3 , Vice City, and San Andreas, and that each game will be remastered in Unreal Engine.They will feature a mix of “new and old graphics,” the report reads.
According to the report, Rockstar’s Scottish branch, Rockstar Dundee, is leading the project and also working with the wider Rockstar company to develop the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S ports of GTA 5 scheduled for later this year .
Rumors of such a remastered trilogy have been around for years, and they gained even more traction when Rockstar began using DMCA takedowns to remove fan remasters .
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YES NO One of Kotaku’s sources told the publication that they saw footage of the remasters running and that the graphics reminded them of a heavily-modded version of a classic GTA game.The UI is being remastered for each game too, although the classic style and design of each will remain the same.According to Kotaku, these titles are hoping to “stay true to the PS2-era GTA games as much as possible.”
Every IGN Grand Theft Auto Review 39 IMAGES Elsewhere in the report, Kotaku says these remasters were originally going to come packaged with the next-gen ports of GTA 5 and GTA Online as a bonus, but plans changed and the trilogy was converted into its own standalone package, set to be released earlier this year.Now, the remastered trilogy is due out this Fall, “around late October or early November,” according to Kotaku.The trilogy will be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC, Stadia, mobile devices, and on Switch.
However, Kotaku’s report states the console ports are being prioritized and that the PC and mobile ports could be released next year as a result.
While waiting to learn more about this remastered trilogy, check out this story about how a reverse-engineered GTA 3 and Vice City fan project was taken down earlier this year and then read about how a new Grand Theft Auto game is reportedly in development .
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