GTA Trilogy

One of gaming’s worst kept secrets is now official: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is seeing a remastered release on every major console this year (including Switch, which is great!), with Android and iOS to follow in 2022.

While this teaser animation is pretty neat and snazzy, the specific details on what we can expect are incredibly slim.

October 8, 2021

Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III — the game that set players loose in the sprawling, three-dimensional metropolis of Liberty City with a new and unprecedented sense of freedom and immersion. In addition to carving a new path for the open world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the Grand Theft Auto fans who have supported the games over the past two decades. Your love and appreciation for these games has helped push the Grand Theft Auto series forward with every iteration.

Rockstar spent 139 words telling us what we already new while not revealing specific details on what to expect. I’d imagine that the biggest overhaul the release will see are the controls; my fiancée and I tried to play through Grand Theft Auto III a couple of years ago and it was nearly unplayable. We can live with the outdated graphics and the fog that masks the poor draw distance, but the controls feel absolutely horrendous.

Beyond that, though? Who knows. Rockstar mentioned that they were hoping to “maintain(ing) the classic look and feel of the originals.” This probably rules out any HD/4K upscaling, which is okay in my book. I just want to be able to play through these games without wanting to through a controller through the television screen.

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