Three of Rockstar’s most popular games will be released this year in remastered form with improved graphics: GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas. Several major gaming portals have confirmed the news.
Grand Theft Auto has attracted millions of fans since its inception, but it was undoubtedly the leap into three dimensions that made the game the titan it is today. Rockstar is unstoppable, and just a few days ago, we learned that Grand Theft Auto V has managed to cross the 150 million sales mark! The saga is one of the most famous in video games right now, and Grand Theft Auto V is also a great enough game to deserve that title.
However, many fans have long been calling for the return of three of the franchise’s most iconic titles, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It seems fans are in luck because, according to Kotaku magazine sources, confirmed by Gematsu, the trilogy will arrive later this year, presumably in October or early November.
Grand Theft Auto III was the first to switch to 3D graphics. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City proved unstoppable, bringing a new approach to the franchise with environments reminiscent of 80s gangster classics like Miami Vice and Scarface. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas then moved into the 90s and became one of the most emblematic parts of the saga thanks to its setting, characters and a high degree of freedom of play.
As for a possible remaster of the trilogy, we know it would use Unreal Engine and mix old and new images. The titles would first come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and would be the first Grand Theft Auto to be released on Nintendo Switch, with PC and mobile versions expected in 2022.
All three games would be sold in bundles, exclusively in digital format. The piles were initially presented as part of the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V, but it seems Rockstar has finally decided to sell them as a standalone trilogy. Sources are also talking about other conversions, such as the first Red Dead Redemption, but their development will depend on how well the GTA trilogy does commercially. Grand Theft Auto is more than just an iconic saga, and its reputation is primarily due to the style with which it can reflect the problems of American culture through satire.