GTA Remastered Trilogy is reportedly real and releasing later this year
A recent Take-Two earnings call revealed the existence of 3 unannounced titles that the company is working on, which could either be remasters or remakes. Now, it seems that we know what those titles are courtesy of a report from Kotaku, who has sources that say that Rockstar is hard at work with a digital-only GTA Remastered Trilogy that will contain GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.
Naturally, the GTA Remastered Trilogy will be heading to PlayStation and Xbox, but Kotaku reports that even the Switch, Stadia, and even Mobile phones will be receiving the Trilogy, basically covering all major platforms available.
According to Kotaku’s sources who have had reliable track records, the GTA Remastered Trilogy is being remastered by Rockstar Dundee (formerly Ruffian Games – Crackdown 2, Crackdown 3) leading the development using Unreal Engine and will be “a mix of new and old graphics”. In fact, a source said that he’d already seen bits of the game and it looks like a “heavily-modded” version, where even the UI will be updated but will retain the classic style.
Adding to the report, no details about the gameplay were shared but Rockstar is trying to stay true to the PS2 games as much as possible.
GTA Remastered… how about RDR Remastered?
Due to the prevailing covid conditions worldwide, the plan for releasing the GTA Remastered Trilogy has been changed multiple times. What was supposed to have been packaged together with the upcoming GTA V PS5 and Xbox Series ports was changed to a separate release earlier this year. Another change now sees the Trilogy being launched late this year, around October or November, for all major platforms. Another change now says that the PC and Mobile versions might shift to next year to concentrate on the console versions first. These plans may continue to change until an official announcement.
This is well and good for GTA fans, but Red Dead Redemption fans also have something to look forward to, as a possible RDR remaster could be in the works depending on how well this Trilogy will sell.
I guess we’re hoping for all of this to be real? Until then, we’ll all wait for an official announcement from Rockstar.