According to a new report from Kotaku, Rockstar Games is currently working on remasters of Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City & San Andreas.
The games are being worked by Scotland-based Rockstar Dundee (formerly known as Ruffian Games), which was acquired by Rockstar Games late last year. Rockstar has been working with the Scottish game developer on “unspecified titles” since 2019.
Rockstar Dundee is also said to be “heavily involved” with the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X & S releases of GTA V, set for this November.
Rumor: Rockstar is working on a remaster of all three classic Grand Theft Auto games
All these remasters will use Unreal Engine and mix old & new visuals
Coming late October/early November to PC, PS4/5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch, mobile and Stadiahttps://t.co/BwHHAOFxdb pic.twitter.com/6G3iaLp0wH
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The remastered version of the PS2-area games is in active development. The games are said to be using the Unreal Engine, which has been used for other remasters like Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
The remasters are said to be a mix of new and old graphics. Kotaku’s source has said the games look visually to a “heavily-modded version of a classic GTA title.”
Each of the game’s UI will be updated but still, feel like the original.
The remastered Grand Theft Auto trilogy is set to be released this October or early November, which lines up with the anniversaries of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The games will be sold in a single package and may only be available digitally.
The trio of remasters is set to launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Switch, PC, Stadia, and mobile.
Gematsu corroborated Kotaku’s report by saying the PC and mobile versions could be pushed to 2022.
We’ll update this report once something more concrete confirms the rumours swirling around the internet.