Rockstar’s anticipated Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy could be set for release in 2022 rather than later this year as previously reported, it has been claimed.
Earlier this month, Kotaku reported that remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are in the final stages of development at Rockstar Dundee, the studio formerly known as Ruffian Games until it was acquired by Take-Two in October 2020.
The site suggested the plan was to release the remastered games in October or November 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile phones, although it said the PC and mobile versions could be delayed as Rockstar is prioritising the console ports.
The report corroborated information VGC had recently received from its own sources, which also suggested the remasters were in development.
Commenting on the report on Wednesday, reputable Call of Duty and Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson said he too had been informed of plans to launch the remastered trilogy, but that his sources had pointed to a release “sometime in 2022.”
He wrote: “I wasn’t going to mention the GTA Remastered Trilogy, because everything I’ve heard has been covered – The only difference is that I don’t believe the launch time frame is correct.”
Grand Theft Auto 6 could still be four years away from release and feature an expanding map set in Vice City, Henderson claimed in July. The claims were backed up by well-informed Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, as well as VGC’s own sources.