GTA Remastered Trilogy First Trailer And Comparison Screens Released
Rockstar Games revealed the first trailer for the remastered Grand Theft Auto trilogy, including GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, showcasing many graphical and other improvements made to each game.
The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition collection will release digitally on November 11th for $59.99 (£54.99). You’ll be able to play them on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, the newer Series X/S consoles, and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher.
You will get a physical copy of the game on December 7th, followed by versions for iOS and Android in the first half of 2022.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get instant access to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — The Definitive Edition on release day, Check out the trailer below:
Grand Theft Auto III — The Definitive Edition will come to PlayStation Now on December 7th.
Every game was remastered by Grove Street Games, which looks like to have done extensive work to make them far gorgeous and more playable than their PS2 counterparts. Rockstar says it used Unreal Engine and a “completely rebuilt” lighting system, and the graphical improvements seem to touch practically every part of the games. The list provided in Rockstar’s press release includes improved shadows, weather, and reflections, and upgraded character and vehicle models. There are increased draw distances, smoother surfaces, and “higher resolution textures across buildings, weapons, roads, interiors, and more.”
Rockstar Games confirmed that each game has Grand Theft Auto V-inspired controls. That alone should do a lot of heavy lifting in making these games feel more modern. Targeting and lock-on aiming has been overhauled in each game. In terms of their interfaces, each game offers updated weapon and radio station wheels, along with new mini-maps that let players set waypoints and destinations.
There is some platform-specific improvements, too. On Nintendo Switch, Rockstar added gyroscopic aiming, and you can utilize its touchscreen to zoom or pan with the camera and make selections within menus. The PC version (a 45GB download) supports Nvidia’s DLSS tech that can help games run a little better on a wider array of graphics cards without a noticeable drop in visual quality.