Rockstar Games finally announced what was already an open secret due to various leaks: this 2021 remastered versions of the trilogy of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
All three games will arrive under the name of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PS4, PS5 and PC, although at a date yet to be determined. Given the Grand Theft Auto III is about to turn 20 years since its original premiere -October 22, 2001-, the release of the trilogy should be soon.
Meanwhile, there will also be a version for mobile phones that will be launched during the first half of 2022.
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According to Rockstar, there will be several changes in visual aspects and also in regard to some game mechanics; The latter is important because the three titles, while still excellent in terms of design, have a control system that by 2021 feels somewhat rudimentary. On the other hand, Rockstar assures that in the audiovisual part the more classic style of the originals will be maintained, which in general were more cartoonish than realistic.
The company promises that in the coming weeks there will be more news in this regard and for now, they were limited only to making the announcement and advising that the old versions of the three GTA of the trilogy will be removed from digital stores in the coming days.
Two interesting details leave this ad. One is that for the first time these games will come to a Nintendo console; at the time, the three GTA from the list made it to PS2 and the original Xbox (and then had re-releases on subsequent consoles), while omitting the GameCube and consoles that followed.
And the second detail has to do with the soundtrack, which is a vital part of the setting of all games. It has happened in the past that older games have had to update their radio stations when the licenses to use some songs expire, as was the case with Grand Theft Auto IV. Hopefully the music for these remasters is complete, just as they were heard at the turn of the century.