Rockstar’s anticipated Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy has been rated in Korea.
South Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee classified Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on Thursday.
It was recently claimed that Rockstar’s remastered trilogy would be released in 2022, rather than later this year as had previously been reported.
In August, Kotaku reported that remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 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.
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 was prioritising the console ports.
The report corroborated information VGC had recently received from its own sources, which also suggested the remasters were in development.
Later in August, reliable games industry insider 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.