— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 8, 2021
As the name implies, this collection contains remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
In a post over on the official Rockstar Games Blog, the begins by saying, “Later this month marks a very special anniversary for Rockstar Games: 20 years since the original release of Grand Theft Auto III — the game that set players loose in the sprawling, three-dimensional metropolis of Liberty City with a new and unprecedented sense of freedom and immersion. In addition to carving a new path for the open-world genre, Grand Theft Auto III established Grand Theft Auto as a cultural phenomenon, alongside its two subsequent — and equally legendary — entries in the series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”
The collection of games will include updates to graphics, modern gameplay elements while also “maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.”
In addition to the new collection and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of GTA 3, Rockstar is adding a number of special gear available in GTA Online including commemorative clothing and liveries in the coming weeks.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be launching on Xbox Series X & S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher later this year.
Next week, Rockstar is removing existing versions of all three games from digital retailers. The trilogy will also be coming to Android and iOS in the first half of 2022.
More details about the enhancements to the games will be shown off in the coming weeks.