After years of speculation, things are starting to look a lot brighter in regards to a remastered trilogy of the classic Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, thanks to this recent report.
The report suggests that a remastered collection of the three games will be recreated using Unreal Engine and release this fall for current gen platforms, including the Nintendo Switch.
According to sources, which hinted to the media about GTA 5 Online updates months before release, the trilogy will allegedly feature a mix of “new and old graphics” and visually resemble a heavily modded version of a classic GTA title.
This comes after Rockstar Games’ parent company, Take-Two Interactive, took down classic GTA mods from these games whilst simultaneously announcing that they had three remastered games in development.
Apparently the user interface is being remastered for each game as well. Presumably this will resemble the more recent UI of Grand Theft Auto V; however, whilst still reflecting the classic signature styles of each game.
According to the report, Rockstar’s Scottish branch, Rockstar Dundee, is leading the project and is collaborating with the wider Rockstar network to develop the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 ports of Grand Theft Auto V to be released later this year.
Currently, the only way of playing Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City on console platforms is through older generation consoles that the games were originally released for such as Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, and more recently, IOS. San Andreas, however, is still able to be played on current generation Xbox and PS consoles via backwards compatibility.