Rockstar has officially announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
In an update on its website, the company said the collection will be coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch and the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC this year, before hitting mobile devices in 2022.
“Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will feature across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals,” it said. “We’re extremely excited to share more about these groundbreaking titles in the coming weeks — stay tuned!
“To prepare for launch, we will begin removing existing versions of the classic titles from digital retailers next week. For more information, please visit Rockstar Games Support. In addition, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be coming to iOS and Android in the first half of 2022.
“Plus, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for GTAIII, look for a cavalcade of special gear to collect in Grand Theft Auto Online throughout upcoming events this Fall, including commemorative clothing and liveries.
“We’ll have more details on how to acquire these in the weeks ahead as part of our ongoing events in GTA Online. This month’s GTA Online events will also have some special surprises — including the upcoming possibility of some unusual activity occurring in and around Southern San Andreas…”
In August, Kotaku reported that remasters of the three games were 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.
It claimed the titles were being remastered using Unreal Engine and would offer a mix of “new and old graphics.”
Then in late September, South Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee classified Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
Kotaku sources subsequently claimed that Rockstar was planning to release the trilogy this November.
Earlier this week, a Rockstar Launcher update reportedly included references in its code to the remasters and icons for the trilogy’s achievements also leaked.
Rockstar recently delayed the next-gen versions of GTA V from their previously planned November release date to early 2022.
It said on Friday: “We are also looking at ways to improve the GTA Online experience for new and returning players in the upcoming release of GTA Online for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S next March – stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for details on this and more information about the expanded and enhanced releases of GTAV and GTA Online in the months to come.
“And later this year, get ready to go on an exciting new adventure in GTA Online as some well-known contacts and familiar friends need your help in expanding their ‘legit business’ — with many more surprises soon to be revealed!”