GTA Trilogy Remastered Will Come With GTA V-Style Controls And High-Res Textures

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Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy

Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy – Definitive Edition details about how the game will play, box art, and its apparent PC specs have also been released into the wild.

Kotaku first reported about the GTA Trilogy remasters back in August. Later, on October 8, after foreign rating details leaked the game’s existence, Rockstar Games finally revealed the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition with a small teaser, confirming that the package will come with GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas. Since then, Rockstar hasn’t shared any new information about the upcoming collection, beyond some vague details shared in a newswire post, where it revealed the trilogy will contain updated visuals and “modern gameplay enhancements.”

At the GTAForums, user alloc8or revealed a yet-to-be-released description and support article found hidden in the Rockstar servers that reference updated, GTA V-like controls as well as other enhancements.

“Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.”

The description does suggest three iconic cities, which seems odd regarding GTA San Andreas actually contains three cities, not one. But I think Rockstar is just including the state as a city so it can use this the admittedly nice-sounding marketing line of “Three iconic cities, three epic stories.”

Also found by the same user was more text that discussed a limited-time deal Rockstar games might have for people who buy the remastered collection on its own PC launcher.

“By purchasing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition from or the Rockstar Games Launcher by January 5th, 2022, you’ll receive a $10 discount on your next purchase through the Rockstar Games Launcher or Rockstar Web Stores on qualifying products of $15 or more (exchange rates apply). Discount expires January 16th, 2022″

The release date of January 5, 2022, seems to line up quite well with what I’ve and others have learned about a November release for the collection, and it will come out on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC later this year.

That same user, alloc8or, has found out what appears to be the game’s PC spec specifications.

Minimum requirements:

– Intel Core i5-2700K / AMD FX-6300

– Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB

– 8 GB RAM

– 45 GB Storage Space

– Windows 10


– Intel Core i7-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600

– Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB

– 16 GB RAM

– 45 GB Storage Space

– Windows 10

What’s more awesome about is that it appears the complete collection will take up around 45 GB of space. In contrast, all three original versions of III, Vice City, and San Andreas only amount to 5GB on PC. Perhaps some uncompressed audio files and bigger, higher-quality textures are increasing the size so much?

Another user on the GTA Forums was able to find the box art for the games on Rockstar’s asset servers. They aren’t very interesting or great, but it is yet one more thing leaked out into the wild.

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