Rockstar unveils GTA Trilogy Remaster trailer and release date

Catch a glimpse of what the visual improvements look like with this trailer

On October 22, Rockstar dropped the trailer for its recently announced Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition and revealed that it will release digitally on November 11 with a physical edition coming December 7. The trailer shows off multiple shots of how this remaster is updating and tweaking the three games' visuals. This news comes on the twentieth anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III for the PS2. 

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Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition  includes Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Grove Street Games is the studio behind the Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy Definitive Edition. The team used Unreal Engine to bring these games into the modern era, along with a whole new lighting system, according to Rockstar. All three games have "across the board enhancements" including new lighting, environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and more. Among the changes inspired by Grand Theft Auto V are new mini-maps that let players set waypoints, and radio station wheels. 

These changes also vary slightly depending on which console you purchase the game for. On Switch, players can use gyroscopic aiming thanks to the motion controls, and they can also use the touch screen to zoom in or pan around on the map and to make selections in menus. Meanwhile, the PC version supports Nvidia's DLSS technology, which helps games run well across different graphics cards. 

Players who purchase Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition  for $59.99 before January 5, 2022 via the Rockstar Games launcher or online will also receive a coupon for $10 off of any product that's $15 or more. Players can also access some of the Grand Theft Auto titles if they have a Game Pass or PS Now subscription.


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