Rockstar Games plans to release the remasters of “GTA 3”, “GTA Vice City” and “GTA San Andreas” on November 11th. “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition” costs 60 euros in the digital version for Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and includes the new editions of all three classic “GTA” – Title.
In a video, Rockstar Games also revealed the revised graphics of the three action games for the first time. As expected, the resolution is higher and the textures sharper. Because the graphics base of the 20-year-old originals are no longer used for photorealism, they now look a bit comic-like in the first trailer. Improvements to the models and the lighting can also be seen in the comparison scenes of the trailer. In addition to the visual changes, Rockstar has also adapted the controls, which are now based on the latest offshoot “GTA V” in terms of layout and feel.
The system requirements for “GTA: The Trilogy” remain comparatively moderate: A processor on par with the Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD FX-6300 is sufficient, as is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or an AMD Radeon R9 280. With an Nvidia graphics card, you can turn on DLSS to play the title in lower resolution without much loss of visual quality. However, the minimum memory requirements are a bit high: According to Rockstar, the remaster trilogy requires 8 GB of RAM. All three games need a total of 45 GB of storage space on the hard drive or SSD.
Remaster for 60 euros
In addition to the new graphic style, the price is also causing discussion in the community: The remaster trilogy of “GTA 3”, “GTA Vice City” and “GTA San Andreas” costs 60 euros, roughly the same as a new full-price title. The originals were available on Steam for a few euros, but they can no longer be bought there: Rockstar has made sure that all three titles have been removed from the store. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play the remaster of “San Andreas” at no extra charge.
All three “GTA” games, which will soon be packed together in the Definitive Edition, were originally released for the Playstation 2. The youngest part, “GTA San Andreas”, went on sale in 2004. Rockstar Games has another remaster in the works: The “GTA 5” released for PS4 and Xbox One will be updated for Xbox Series and PS5. The new version should appear in March 2022.
correction: An earlier version of the article said the entire trilogy would be part of Xbox Game Pass. In fact, only the remaster of “San Andreas” has been announced for the Microsoft subscription.