GTA fans have hoped, prayed, and kept their fingers crossed. And so we're honored to be able to share some great news with you. A remaster is coming of GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas - first bundled as a trilogy way back in '05. And the remastered GTA Trilogy is coming sooner than you think!
UPDATE – September 27:
With the GTA 5 Expanded and Enhanced Edition officially being delayed to March 2022, it seems very likely that the GTA Trilogy Remaster might also not be released in 2021. Several reputable leakers industry insiders suggest that we will see the GTA Trilogy Remaster in 2022 and are convinced that the original release window of 2021 is unrealistic.
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.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 18, 2021
Sometime in 2022.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 18, 2021
Considering that the GTA Trilogy is three extremely massive games, this does make sense, though it doesn't make us any happier to hear.
Folks, your childhood is coming back. I mean ... my childhood is coming back! Our? Well, maybe. After rumors surfaced, again and again, we now have some solid news. According to the well-known leaker Yan2295, three Grand Theft Auto games are being remastered. He was asked directly by a Twitter user whether the rumors were true, and he responded: "Yes."
The GTA Trilogy, which included the critically acclaimed GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, was originally released for Xbox in 2005. The Trilogy was later released on both PS2 and PC. And now it's getting a remaster.
The GTA Remastered Trilogy
Earlier this year rumors surfaced that Rockstar Games was working on a remaster of the iconic and influential Grand Theft-Auto trilogy in addition to GTA 6. According to the rumor mill, the Trilogy could hit modern consoles - with a potential reveal to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of GTA 3.
Shall we add more fuel to the fire?
In May, a report from Take-Two revealed that the company had six new versions of previously released titles planned for the fiscal year of 2022 - which only further fueled rumors of a GTA remaster.
Conference slides for a Take-Two investor report confirmed that three of the six games will be Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded and Enhanced, Grand Theft Auto Online standalone, and Kerbal Space Program.
That leaves three unannounced games.
You can add 1 and 1 together, right?
Expect a GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas Trilogy to be remastered and released soon.
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What will the GTA Trilogy Remaster look like?
Honestly, we have no idea what the remaster will look like. It remains to be seen whether there will be a real remaster like BioShock 1 and 2 or rather a - let's call it "boring" - remaster like Mafia 2. No matter what it will be, we're talking about GTA here, so it'll sell like hotcakes.
When will the GTA Trilogy Remaster be released?
By the end of the fiscal year 2022, so March 31, 2022.
Unfortunately, we don't have an exact release date for the remaster of the GTA Trilogy yet. The GTA anniversary is only a few months away and fans should soon have an answer as to whether the rumors out there are true by then.
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